Hair Loss Women

As women get older, they begin to notice a gradual thinning of their hair. However, hair loss women is different from the hair loss in men because of the fact that complete hair loss in women is rarely ever seen. In women, hormones are known to play a major role in the hair loss they have. The thinning of scalp hair is known to occur in one out of every eight women before the time that they reach menopause and then it affects one out of every three women after menopause. During pregnancy, scalp hair is known to thicken and then it becomes a lot more lustrous as well. However childbirth is known to trigger the switching of the active hair roots and places them in the resting phase. Then after three months have passed the hair loss begins to occur.

The remedies that are available for women today to take and use in reference to the treatment of thinning hair is known to be similar to that of men. However, in women, it is known that hair loss normally involves the widespread thinning instead of the actual development of bald patches over the scalp. If this is the case, all you should need is some careful styling and some hair preparations to thicken the remaining hair that you have left and that will be all that is needed.

Hair loss women is rare but when you really think about it, it isn’t that rare when you look at the number of women all over the world that suffer from it. Hair loss women is known to cause depression problems in women because of the fact that they begin to think less of themselves. Hair loss women also brings on other emotional issues as well not to mention the physiological issues. However, if you are a woman there are treatments that you can take that will help you to regain your hair.

One thing that you always have to remember about hair loss women is that you are not the only one in the world that suffers from it. Besides, there are many men that lose their hair and don’t complain one bit. Although, everyone knows that hair loss women is tougher to grow through for women because of the fact that they have appearance issues that they have to deal with if they are bald or have thinning hair.

If you think that you may be suffering from hair loss in women, you need to take the time to talk with your family doctor and see if he or she can determine what is causing your hair loss. Once you have established what is behind the hair loss, you can begin to look for treatment options to make the thinning of the hair look less noticeable. If you want to take another treatment method besides the one that the doctor has told you about, ask him or her to tell you about the hair loss treatment that you are considering.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in women and how can it be controlled?
    I've heard some hair loss in women can be expected with age but are there any natural nutrients that can be used to help or aid in controlling the problem? Its kinda sad to see ones tresses go down the drain after shampooing.

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin lots of biotin(found in the vitamin section). You'll notice results within 1 month even. Take it faithfully though. My hair is starting to fill in again. Try pre natal vitamins too. Stay away from the cheap shampoos that lather a lot, they will strip and weaken your hair.

      Biotin is famous for making hair stronger again. It really will help you. Be patient and you will see.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used a topical solution for hair loss in women that they have found results with?
    I am interested in using a topical cream for hair loss in women, however I would like some feedback on some good choices. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, sorry

  3. QUESTION:
    Why do men Become bald from hair loss and women don't?
    I know both men and women shed hair every day, and some even experience hair loss from stress. But why do men experience pattern baldness and women dont.

    • ANSWER:
      Heredity, hormones, stress, diet, illness, poor hair care – all are factors in hair loss.

      Stress, diet and illness are more temporary conditions and usually the hair loss is reversed when the anxiety-producing conditions dissipate, when the diet is improved, when hair care improves and when an illness is cured or gotten under control.

      Heredity and hormones are different matters, however. Heredity is an irreversible condition. You are a product of your parents, and hair loss is often inherited. Hormones are tricky, hidden things, however, and they have different effects on an individual basis.

      In a male, testosterone abides abundantly. There are also enzymes working on testosterone which product a substance called DHT. DHT is now known to circulate in the blood and cause other conditions, one of which is the shrinking of hair follicles. When hair follicles shrink enough, they are unable to produce and push a new hair through. As old hair dies, it is then not replaced.

      In women, hormonal imbalances can also cause hair loss. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause all cause significant hormonal change and imbalances with both physical and mental effects. These changes can also cause hair loss, both temporary and permanent.

      Hair loss and re-growth products have been around for centuries. In ancient times, a variety of herbal and oil-based remedies were concocted and used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Mayans, and American Indians, all with some degree of effectiveness for some people. Modern medical research has focused on ways to re-open and stimulate “dead” hair follicles, so that hair growth can re-occur naturally, as well as keep the healthy follicles healthy. Thus, a number of products have become available, both by prescription and over-the-counter. They are advertised on radio and television and all over the Internet. One need only do a “google” search on hair loss, and there are literally thousands of sites and products for investigation.

      One ingredient in many hair loss products is minoxidil. Research studies have shown that in about 80% of the participants, products containing this ingredient are effective in slowing hair loss and, in some, causing re-growth to occur.

      Probably the most well known is Rogaine, available at any drug store, in varieties for both men and women. Most scientifically-produced products do have separate products for males and females, because, of course, hormones in each are different and of different levels.

      An additional product containing minoxidil is Provillus, and, again, studies have shown it to be effective. The difference between Provillus and other similar products is that the makes have added Azelaic Acid, an additional ingredient which appears to enhance the follicle repair in both men and women. Provillus has been the subject of many studies, just as the other products, and level of effectiveness may be higher.

      Provillus is available for both men and women, and the treatment is a combination of a topical liquid applied to the balding areas, as well as a pill or capsule to be taken in conjunction with the liquid. The critical key to effectiveness, according to its makers, is the addition of the azelaic acid, however, the correct amount of this acid is most important piece of this treatment.

      As with most hair loss products, the makers recommend patience. It may take from 3-6 months for improvement to occur, however, there is a money-back guarantee up to 180 days if one is not satisfied that it is working for him/her.

      Medical research is far from finished in its exploration of products which will stop hair loss and promote re-growth of “permanent” loss. As this research continues, existing producers will undoubtedly alter their products accordingly.

      Fortunately, a lot of money is being poured into the research, so hair loss sufferers, take heart!

  4. QUESTION:
    Which is the best dietary supplement or vitamin known for severe women hair loss?
    I am very young, not even 18, and i've already tried many hair loss treatments without result.. Can you recommend any?

    • ANSWER:
      Several reasons can cause excessive hair lose. A severe illness or major surgery, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal problems, your current medicine intakes, certain hair treatments that use chemical dyes, bleaches, and straightening or curling agent, or autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair on the head to fall out, etc.

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

      B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair,especially B6, biotin, folic acid, B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin)
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2241

      For Vitamin B complex, I would recommend Isotonix line when available because Isotonix line it's the only oral supplements in the market with isotonic capability when mixing with certain amount of water. Any food or pills taken orally must be digested within our stomach and transported in an isotonic state before our body can absorb its nutrients, this process can take from 40 minutes to 4 hours. Remember our stomach is very high acidic, which means many nutritional values are lost during digestion.

      This means that when we drink a supplement that’s isotonic, our stomach does not need to digest it, so that it can enter our small intestines for absorption within minutes. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

      Another supplement I would recommend is to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
      Omega 3 provide anti-inflammatory property and it’s very important for healthy hair growth.

      I would recommend Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil
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      When shopping for fish oil in the market, always look at its EPA and DHA values, because these are the omega 3 readily benefit for human body. Also pay attention to the guarantee of free hard metal contamination.

      Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil provides three grams of EPA and DHA, which studies reveal to be the most efficient amount for optimal health and has been tested twice to ensure free of heavy metals.

      In additions, decrease your animal protein intake and try to replace with plant protein when possible. Excessive animal proteins might cause inflammation in your body, encourage hair lose.

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

      Handle your hair gently, allowing it to air-dry whenever possible and avoid hair product that contain chemical ingredients.

      If you are looking for a gentle shampoo without harsh chemicals and nature base ingredients, try Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo. This salon formula botanical shampoo, conditioner and finishing rinse in one for dry and chemically treated hair. It features a delicate, moisturizing blend of botanical extracts of evening primrose, heather, jasmine, and orchid to quench dry hair and scalp. It is enhanced with deodorizing freshener to remove chemical processing odors, cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors.

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      Last suggestive word is be patient and be consistent and persistent because you will probably not see immediately result because your body needs some time to adjust to your new diet and to heal. But be sure to be optimistic and always carry a positive emotion because your mood affects your hormone and also affect your health.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to prevent further hair loss in women?
    Started losing hair in the top when I was using the Mirena as birth control. Have had it removed for approximately 5 months. still having some loss, but appears to be less. Now taking hypertensive medications which also cause hair loss. Need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Cherick314,

      I have a girlfriend that uses this product: http://www.new-hair-growth-now.com

      It seems to really work for her. After about a month I noticed the difference in her hair. It looked fuller and even looked shinier; go figure.

      They say that Hereditary hair loss, or Alopecia, (the scientific name for Female Pattern Baldness), is said to account for 95% of female hair loss.
      This can help women in preventing thinning hair due to FPB, and support the re-growth of your natural hair.

      I think you can try it for free for the first 2 months.

      Take care ;)

  6. QUESTION:
    What do you do to prevent Hair Loss with women?
    My mum has got over active thyroid, and one of the effects of this, is hair loss. She's not too happy about this, and can do with whatever help and advice she can get. Are there any home remedies/medicines/cures to stop hair loss. Any and all advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tell your mother to go see her GP and ask to be referred to a Tricoligist (hair loss specialist). This happened to me years ago, after the birth of my second child.

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for hair loss in women?
    help me please, my scalp is gonna bald if i don't fight this hair loss. what is the best treatment for hair loss in women? thank you for every answers

    • ANSWER:
      >>>Tips for Preventing Hair Loss<<<:
      * Avoid overwashing These can cause excess oil production.
      *Avoid shampoos that have harsh chemicals, use a mild shampoo also wash your hair twice a week instead of every day.
      * Bleaching and dying hair so often is that the chemicals are harsh and can lead to hair loss, coloring your hair every six months, highlights should be done every two to four months.
      * Avoid daily heat styling, you should also try to stay away from high heat things such as such as a flat iron, curling iron or blow dryer
      * Keep stress under control. Stress can cause hair loss,

      >>>Best Practices<<<
      * Shower with warm water instead hot water.
      * Use a heat protectant when you use a heated styling tool and your hair is most variable when it wet try dry your hair on medium or low heat rather than high heat of the hair dryer, If you use a towel take good care of your hair, do not scratch or damage your scalp.
      * Massage your scalp with essential oils.
      * Use brush with rounded teeth, harsh nylon bristles and sharp teeth may damage the hair and scalp.
      * Eat loaded with omega-3 fatty acids like fish, walnuts, flax seed and fish oil supplement other recommended food like egg, milk, green tea, avocado also avoid animal fat food like red meat

  8. QUESTION:
    Good treatment for women hair loss?
    I've been experiencing hair loss and I wondered if any women out there have bought any hair loss product out there (in store or online) that they felt work for them. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello. Yes I also experienced a severe hair loss problem when I was 32 years old. I used aromatherapy essential oil scalp treatments. This was very effective for me. All my hair grew back. My story was published in Natural Health Magazine and other publications. You can read my story at the link provided below. I found out I have chronic telogen effluvium so I still have periods of excessive shedding. The essential oil treatments always help.

  9. QUESTION:
    What cure can you offer for premature hair loss in women?
    The hair loss is from the front, which makes it more embarassing to hide.

    • ANSWER:
      Try boiling dry pieces of indian gooseberry (embilica officialis) with coconut oil and using the mixture as hair oil. Lettuce juice is also a less-known but equally effective solution.

      Stress and hormonal imbalance are the prominent causes of hair loss in women -- Try to relax and meditate. Ensure that your diet contains adequate vitamin B6 and that you eat whole grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs (rich in proteins) and oily fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (great way to increase hair quality).

      Also, massage your scalp vigorously as the resulting heat increases blood supply to the root hairs and stimulates the nerves. Lastly, take a good look at the shampoos and chemicals you use on your hair. Sometimes, these are the first culprits.

  10. QUESTION:
    What to do About Hair loss for women?
    I am a 24 year old female and I think I am starting to loss my hair. Every time I wash my hair then style it I brunch out or pull clumps of hair in my hand. This is starting to upset me because it happens ever time and I loss hair during the day. I am not very stressed out so I don’t know why it is happening. What I want are some tips for early hair loss. What are some things that I could add to my diet? What might I be lacking in my diet? Or is there something else I need to do? Should I go to the doctor about this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a professional stylist. There is a great shampoo called Nioxin it works great to stop hair loss and regrow hair. I use it myself and I am only 21 because my hair was shedding really bad and it stopped it within a couple weeks you can buy it at most salons also take prenatal vitamins I know that sounds weird but it has everything your body needs in it and is great for your hair skin and nails.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can you prevent hair loss (in women)?
    My aunt is in her 40's and she is losing a lot of hair. There is hair all over the place. Is there any shampoo or something that she can put in her hair to stop hair loss?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Can stress contribute to a hair loss in women?
    I've noticed my hair come out more than usual... I even see some bald patches underneath the outer layer of my hair. I've been coming out of a major nervous breakdown. Could this be related? Will my hair grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, stress can cause hair loss. Alopecia is the medical name for the baldness pattern you are having. Yes it can come back but there is also the chance it will not. My sister had this, she lost most of her hair on the right side and back of her head. It all came back in her natural color but it can come back in a different color or texture. She still has times when she will have bald spots but nothing like before. Research alopecia on webmd.com and speak with your physician about it. I wish you the best.

  13. QUESTION:
    What medications cause hair loss in women?
    My hair seems to be falling out a lot more than usual, does anyone no specific medications that cause this? I'm on anti depressants, sleeping pills, pain pills, Often take Steroids, for inflammation in my back.

    • ANSWER:
      Any medication that alters the bodies natural chemistry can cause hairloss. And all the medications you've listed do just that.

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there any stores in Toronto with headwear for women with hair loss?
    I love places such as http://www.4women.com/ and http://www.headcovers.com/ but they only allow you to order online. Are there any stores in Toronto for women with hair loss from alopecia, chemotherapy, and other medical reasons, where someone could actually try these things on before buying them?

    • ANSWER:
      For headwear:
      http://canadawigoutlet.com
      http://www.hairbeautycanada.com

      For treatment related task:
      http://www.hairclub.com/toronto.php

  15. QUESTION:
    Can hair loss in women be related to a vitamin dificiency?
    I have been experiencing some extreme hair loss for many months now and I've gone to get blood work which has turned out pretty okay (very mild iron dificiency), thyroid is good, so are hormones etc. My hair has aways fallen out easily since I was little and it almost seems that my hair aside from being fine and thin comes off from the roots (scalp). Could it be that there's a vitamin or mineral dificiency in me? If so, what kind and how can I take care of it? I'm concerned because I've never lost so much hair as I have now. I don't feel like I'm stressed, no trauma so what is it? Haven't given birth, no surgery etc. I'm actually now going to cut my hair shorter to hopefully help stop the hair loss but how can I make my hair stronger so it doesn't fall off my scalp so easily?
    My doctor just checked the testosterone level and that's is okay too.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe but not likely. You might need more protein. If you are on a vegetarian diet then that is probably the reason. I lost a beautiful head of hair by becoming vegetarian. Now it is taking me years to get my hair back and a lot of money on doctor visits.

      Stress can lead to hair loss. I lost tons of hair when I was eating too much tofu and soy products because it blocked my thyroid medication.

      My guess would be stress, even though you say no, you could be internalizing your stress.

      Try yoga and take prenatal vitamins. I have some friends who swear by them for healthier hair and nails.

      Yes, Rogaine will help but it is expensive and if you stop using it; all the hair you have grown will fall out.

  16. QUESTION:
    What causes sudden hair loss in women and what helps stop it?
    Normal hair until middle age. Could beginning of menopause have something to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. that among other things. depression, stress, nerves. maybe even hair products that you are using for your hair.

  17. QUESTION:
    What's a good product for hair loss in women?
    I've noticed some of my hair getting thinner. Other people don't but I can cause it's been on my head for 28yrs ;) It's obviously thinner after having my son. Any suggestions on what products really work? Ookisa particularly. Does it work?
    Thank you everyone. These are great answers!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use a hair treatment like provillus. I've been on it for 5 weeks and i must say there is a major improvement in my part. It has all the vitamins your hair needs and much more.I've used it and I had very good results.Provillus contains the only FDA-approved topical ingredient clinically proven to re grow hair.

      I am sure this product will be worth your time for a second look since your money would be going into the right hands. In a survey conducted, 18 out of 20 people experienced a drastic change after using this product. None experienced any side effects.

      Provillus offers the best possible and perennial solution for this problem for both men and women. One of the best parts of the provillus treatment is that it uses natural ingredients. This has accounted for its rising popularity. Thus it leaves the other products behind in this context, since most of the products contain harmful chemicals.

      Provillus basically functions by removing the main cause of hair loss i.e. DHT. DHT damages the hair follicles and is responsible for the thinning of hair. It also restricts the re-growth of new hair. Provillus prevents its formation and it also promotes the growth of the new hair.

      I use it once a day every evening. The area which i was balding in was the top middle portion of my head, not sure why cause no one in my family is loosing hair accept me so its not genetic. I have regrowth in that area, few strands are coming up and my wife says its so much better than it was before.

      Well you might be aware that it is available for both men and women. The saw palmetto extract is basically present in the men's version whereas a combination of acids is present in the female version. Thus in addition to the solution of problem of hair loss it also nourishes hair.

      Till now Provillus has been getting positive feedbacks so you needn't worry and instead be assured. It offers the its users complete satisfaction.

      If you would like more information on what a natural hair re-growth product can do for you. I urge you to visit the url in the source box below.

  18. QUESTION:
    How did women solve hair loss problems before the modern technology available?
    This is for my English paper, in which I am comparing old and modern techniques people used to treat cosmetic issues.

    I heard women back then (like in the 1970s) used wigs and color hair spray to conceal bald spots, but I NEED AN ONLINE SOURCE to cite.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hiee.......In Earlier days as well as now many people use coconut hair oil to get rid of hair loss problems.Coconut oil has many benefits and so they are also used along with home remedies as follows:
      Boiling a few hibiscus flowers in coconut based oil, Filtering it and using it regularly can help control hair loss and thinning ...
      A mixture of coconut oil, garlic and pepper is very effective in stimulating the growth of new hair.
      While bathing, it is better to massage scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage stimulates the blood circulation in the scalp. Do it everyday, which will lessen hairloss.
      Basically all home made remedies were used during that time.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is there a good remedy for women for hair loss?
    My aunt is in her 70s and she is worried about hair loss. What is a good remedy for that?

    • ANSWER:

      Female Hair Loss Treatment:Each hair grows for a period of 2-6 years, goes through a short dormant period and then falls out as the follicle pushes through a new hair. When new hairs do not replace the old or when hair is coming out in clumps or sections, there is definite cause for concern.Female hair loss comes from a variety of causes – some temporary, some permanent. Fortunately, regrowth occurs naturally when as these causes dissipate. Permanent hair loss occurs as a result of heredity and hormonal changes and unfortunately is not reversed naturally. Women usually see hair loss begin at areas of parts, where parts become wider. Female pattern baldness occurs primarily in the frontal areas; then, there is general overall hair loss, resulting in a continual thinning of the entire head with the scalp becoming more and more visible.Treatments for female hair loss include a number of things:1.Diet plays some role in hair loss, so it is important to commit to a healthy well-balanced diet at all times.2.Exercise increases blood circulation to all areas of the body, the scalp included. Some studies have shown that increased blood circulation to the scalp can assist in the stimulation of follicles to begin to produce hair again. 3.There are a number of natural herbal and oil remedies, most of which are topical, that is, they involve applying solutions directly onto the scalp with the effect of opening up closed follicles and enhancing the chance of hair production. These have varying degrees of success, dependent upon the individual.4.Wigs and hair extensions can provide non-permanent relief for sufferers and, fortunately, these are considered acceptable fashion accessories today.5.A number of medical products have also been developed specifically for females. It is important to state here that women must be certain that products they use are specifically designed for them. Male hair products often have ingredients which can be harmful to women, particularly those of child-bearing age. Medical products are available through prescription and over-the-counter. It would be wise to consult with a physician first, before using any of these, to be certain that they are not contra-indicated with any other medication currently being used and to be certain that the hair loss is not the result of some other medical condition.

  20. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women?
    My wife (58 yrs. old) is experiencing loss of hair in small patches on her scalp. I have no reason to suspect that stress could be a factor. My question is does she need to have hormone or thyroid tests or should we try vitamin supplements and if so, what vitamins would help this condition?

    • ANSWER:
      It's genetic, hair loss is causes by a hormonal imbalance of DHT which both men and women have. It causes hair to grow weaker until it stops growing altogether. I know that Bosley offers a shampoo/conditioner system specifically designed for women that might be worth checking out. My dad used them for his own male pattern baldness, underwent the procedure, and so far everything's help up without trouble and the new hairline looks good without seeming too perfect.

  21. QUESTION:
    medical reasons for hair loss in young women?
    I am a 22 year old woman. When I am stressed I tend to loose more hair than normal. Over the last couple of months I have noticed that my hair loss is getting worse. My stress level has gone down. Genetically, hair loss is rare in my family so I am looking for any possible medical conditions that could be making this problem worse. I am not on any medication and as far as I know my hormone levels are normal. I have not noticed any other symptoms, but maybe I am missing something? Any ideas? Should I go to a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      try a multi vitamin with a b complex. also known as stress complex. it doesnt lower stress but can help alleviate physical manifestations of stress.

  22. QUESTION:
    What options are available to fix Hair Loss for Older Women?
    I am a 50yr old women and I am losing hair in a few spots in my head and I wanted to know what are some great products or treatments available to help me with new growth in those affected areas. I am trying to avoid wigs.

    • ANSWER:
      Find the 'cause' before you can find the solution, then eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took months even years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons for hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      Ex. of relaxed hair. http://monicabtheorganicstylist.wordpress.com/tag/hair-relaxers/

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.About 23-25 if I shampooed/brush my hair, which is every 4th day.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing from girls under 15. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  23. QUESTION:
    Any other women experienced hair loss due to high testosterone?
    I'm a 20 year old female who has been experiencing higher-than-average hair loss for about 4 months. I recently went to the doctor panicking when it got worse. He said I have high testosterone (normal amount is 2-45 and I have 54) and high globulin. He referred me to a gyno but in the meantime I want to know if anyone else has had this problem? Is it an easy fix? I love my hair and I don't want to lose any more :(

    • ANSWER:
      You should try Bawang Anti-fall and Conditioner. It is the best-selling hair shampoo in China and is recommended by Movie Star Jackie Chan.

      Check out the following video from YouTube.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=742d0W-2T-k

      A few of friends who have used it told me that it prevents hairs from falling and makes the hair thicker. The product contains Chinese herbal medicines which improve blood circulation in the head. The improved circulation is supposed to bring nutrients to nourish and strengthen the hair. I also heard the product is money back guarantee.

      It contains the following ingredients.

      1.Chinese Arborvitae Leaf: Improves on growing environment of scalp, so that reduces hair fall.

      2.Ginseng: reduces hair breakage, preventing and reducing hair fall.

      3.Ginger: balances the secretion of sebum in the scalp, preventing and reducing hair fall.

      You can get it from ebay.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/BAWANG-Anti-Fall-Shampoo-Conditioner-Package-New-/250789692902?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a643b05e6

  24. QUESTION:
    Why do women have hair loss in later years?
    I'm 63 female with some hair loss especially in front...Is there any real good answers.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several resons for this. First of all through normal aging,
      the number of follicles capable of producing hair slowly
      declines. The follicles start to produce fine,short, non-pigmented hair. The length of time the hair spends in the growing phase also decreases. The other reason is due to the decline in estrogen experienced in menopuase.

      The best thing to do is to keep the follicles nourished and energized so they keep producing hair. Essential oil sclap formulas are very effective for this purpose.

      For more information:
      http://vzbotanicals.com

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you stop hair loss in women? IS there any supplements or treatments that work to prevent hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so. If it is hereditary then you are stuck. Rogaine for women works really well but takes four months to see a difference. Hair extentions are popular now if your hair is VERY thin.
      Have you told your doctor? Possible it could be an thyroid or hormonal issue.
      OBTW, take a multivitamin everyday.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do all women experience hair loss after pregnancy?
    I did not loose any hair with my first child, but I did loose a lot of hair with my second son. I am now on my third child and I am afraid I am going to loose my hair. Is there anything I can do to avoid this? What about a special diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Not all women loose hair after pregnancy. That can be caused form stress or anything. Just take things a day at a time.

  27. QUESTION:
    What can cause hair loss in women under 18?
    And, if its fixable, how?

    • ANSWER:
      according to the article i found in http://hairrestorationtalk.com/hair-loss-articles/teenage-hair-loss-and-homemade-remedy , the most common cause of hair loss in adults, which can also happen in teenagers, is alopecia. other causes are tinea capitis and traction alopecia. depending on the cause, it can be fixable.

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the cause of hair loss in women?
    Hair loss does not run in the family especially not from ages 21 to 90. Hair has been thinning out since the age of 21 and stress is not an issue. 5 generations have thick hair both sides of family. doctors seem not concerned. daughters hair falling in clumps. 2 out of 5 have same problem. help
    any treatments or remedy's please.

    • ANSWER:
      For women, hair loss usually begins at menopause. Although hair loss in females normally occurs after the age of 50 or later when it does not follow events like pregnancy, chronic illness, crash diets, and stress among others, there have been rare cases reported in which hair loss affects women as young as 15 or 16. Ultimately, though, the balding process and rate vary from person to person. Whether it is slow or rapid, the individual would usually notice the first signs of hair loss. Thinning hair on the top and sides of the scalp is the most prevalent and immediately noticeable symptom.

      Factors such as a person’s activities, diet, medications, natural hormones, pregnancy and childbirth, use of birth control pills, improper hair care and certain diseases can also contribute to hair loss. The extent to which these factors affect an individual varies from one person to the next. While chemical treatments, pollution, hair-styling products and blow-drying have not been found to directly cause hair loss, they can dry and weaken hair, increasing breakage and perpetuating hair loss. A lack of good blood circulation to the scalp may also contribute to hair loss. When the hair root is well supplied with blood it is stronger and less susceptible to the shrinking effects caused by hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When not, the roots and follicles can weaken and eventually lead to hair falling out.

      If hair loss is something you’re already encountering, your first step should be to educate yourself and determine the severity and scope of your hair loss. Bosley offers various FDA approved hair loss treatments and the only permanent hair loss solution- surgical hair restoration. Consultations at Bosley are offered to address any questions you might have on hair loss and hair loss treatments. As always, Bosley consultations are free of charge and there is no obligation to move forward to doing a procedure.

      Generally speaking, your available options depend on the type of hair loss you have, the degree of hair loss you currently experience and the cosmetic goals you have for restoring lost hair. Propecia and Minoxidil treatments, as well as laser therapy with the Bosley LaserComb, are most effective in retaining existing hair, but are not as effective in re-growing lost hair. All these treatments provide temporary solutions–any benefits received in retaining or restoring hair are lost if you stop treatment.

      For those with more advanced hair loss who are looking to restore hair and not merely retain their existing hair, surgical hair restoration is the best bet. If you are looking for a permanent solution to hair loss, then surgical hair restoration performed at Bosley might be your final and only option. Bosley offers the only permanent and the most significant solution to hair loss–surgical hair transplantation.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can a women stop hair loss?
    I am 68 and really looseing my hair I have short in front and long in back but my brush is always full of hair afer i brush

    • ANSWER:
      Heredity, hormones, stress, diet, illness, poor hair care – all are factors in hair loss.

      Stress, diet and illness are more temporary conditions and usually the hair loss is reversed when the anxiety-producing conditions dissipate, when the diet is improved, when hair care improves and when an illness is cured or gotten under control.

      Heredity and hormones are different matters, however. Heredity is an irreversible condition. You are a product of your parents, and hair loss is often inherited. Hormones are tricky, hidden things, however, and they have different effects on an individual basis.

      In a male, testosterone abides abundantly. There are also enzymes working on testosterone which product a substance called DHT. DHT is now known to circulate in the blood and cause other conditions, one of which is the shrinking of hair follicles. When hair follicles shrink enough, they are unable to produce and push a new hair through. As old hair dies, it is then not replaced.

      In women, hormonal imbalances can also cause hair loss. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause all cause significant hormonal change and imbalances with both physical and mental effects. These changes can also cause hair loss, both temporary and permanent.

      Hair loss and re-growth products have been around for centuries. In ancient times, a variety of herbal and oil-based remedies were concocted and used by Egyptians, Aztecs, Mayans, and American Indians, all with some degree of effectiveness for some people. Modern medical research has focused on ways to re-open and stimulate “dead” hair follicles, so that hair growth can re-occur naturally, as well as keep the healthy follicles healthy. Thus, a number of products have become available, both by prescription and over-the-counter. They are advertised on radio and television and all over the Internet. One need only do a “google” search on hair loss, and there are literally thousands of sites and products for investigation.

      One ingredient in many hair loss products is minoxidil. Research studies have shown that in about 80% of the participants, products containing this ingredient are effective in slowing hair loss and, in some, causing re-growth to occur.

      Probably the most well known is Rogaine, available at any drug store, in varieties for both men and women. Most scientifically-produced products do have separate products for males and females, because, of course, hormones in each are different and of different levels.

      An additional product containing minoxidil is Provillus, and, again, studies have shown it to be effective. The difference between Provillus and other similar products is that the makes have added Azelaic Acid, an additional ingredient which appears to enhance the follicle repair in both men and women. Provillus has been the subject of many studies, just as the other products, and level of effectiveness may be higher.

      Provillus is available for both men and women, and the treatment is a combination of a topical liquid applied to the balding areas, as well as a pill or capsule to be taken in conjunction with the liquid. The critical key to effectiveness, according to its makers, is the addition of the azelaic acid, however, the correct amount of this acid is most important piece of this treatment.

      As with most hair loss products, the makers recommend patience. It may take from 3-6 months for improvement to occur, however, there is a money-back guarantee up to 180 days if one is not satisfied that it is working for him/her.

      Medical research is far from finished in its exploration of products which will stop hair loss and promote re-growth of “permanent” loss. As this research continues, existing producers will undoubtedly alter their products accordingly.

      Fortunately, a lot of money is being poured into the research, so hair loss sufferers, take heart!

  30. QUESTION:
    what are the best vitamins for hair loss in women?
    i barely had a baby and i lost alot of hair during my pregnancy,
    i want to grow it back please help!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the possible causes for rapid hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Age

  32. QUESTION:
    What can I buy in a store to stop hair loss for women??
    my hair keeps fallin out like when i wash it and stuff and i was wondering what i could put on it to help stop it??

    • ANSWER:
      Been on minoxidil for about a year and a half and have not seen even the smallest amount of regrowth that i almost fell into depression.

      My hair only started visibly growing after doubtfully trying out the natural techniques to re-grow lost hair @ http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I would highly recommend this easy to follow step-by-step guide with pictures to anyone who is suffering from hair loss right now.

      Anyway, its also a cheaper and effective way of re-growing lost hair compared to those unnatural ways which may involve harsh chemicals that may have side effects.

      Good Luck !

  33. QUESTION:
    How can women stop hair loss?
    I am just 14 years old and i can't stop my hair fall. somebody help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have split ends? Because hair that is split at the end is weaker and tends to break off more easily, say, when you're brushing it. To check, examine the tips of your hair and if it's split into two, there you have your answer. The only way to cure split ends is to cut hair above the level of the split.
      Keep in mind that hair dryers, straighteners etc can make your hair more prone to breakage and dryness. Use a good shampoo and conditioner. And towel-dry your hair after washing it - never comb too aggressively or it will all fall out.
      If the problem gets too serious, see a doctor.

  34. QUESTION:
    How common is hair loss for young women?
    The older i get i have noticed that my hair keeps getting thinner. I used to have thicker hair and it is pretty thin.

    • ANSWER:
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  35. QUESTION:
    What causes excessive hair loss in women.?
    Im not balding but I lose hair excessively every day.
    My hair is long and I also had 4 surgeries in the last three years for cancer with no treatment after wards.
    Does that have any thing to do with it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss can be caused by many things but usually stress, diet, thyroid problems, yes surgery will cause it also...

  36. QUESTION:
    Best shampoo for hair loss (Women) Help?
    What is the best remedy for hair-loss. What shampoo?

    • ANSWER:
      coconut oil

  37. QUESTION:
    Hair loss for women.... How to reverse the process?
    Ok so my dear sweet friend is going throw so much health wise and to top it all off she is losing so much of her hair. I feel so bad for her and I am doing a ton of research but just cant find anything to help stop her hair from falling out and to grow healthier. Can Biotin do the trick or is it going to take much more?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What can a dermatologist do about hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      He will give pills for the hair loss and with a specific lotion you will do a massage on your hair..Generally he will give you a prescription that you will have to follow for a specific period of time...

  39. QUESTION:
    does any one out there suffer from hair loss in women due to hormonal imbalances what products should i use?
    p.s i have seeked medical advise but there was nothing my doctor can do for me please help me
    p.s my hormones have stablised but my hair continues to fall out..
    there is nothing my dodctors can do for me any more
    are there any products on the market that could grow my hair back that actually work please help..

    • ANSWER:
      see a diabetes doctor as they can better help you with hormanal imbalances.

  40. QUESTION:
    Scalpmed is for hair loss, men & women, and claims it has no side effects, any info out there?
    I recently saw an infomercial, yes an infomercial, about scalpmed. It is for any gender hair loss and claims to have no side effects. It is an exspensive product so i would like some input before i use it. My hair loss is mostly upper rear and thinning all over.

    • ANSWER:
      I wish i knew more about it as I have tried everything for my ongoing hair loss and so far nothing seems to help.....am really getting frustrated!

  41. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in women?
    I had a baby 4 months ago, and I currently got an IUD (mirena, birth control). I dont understand why im loosing so much hair when I shower, and throughout the day.
    I am also taking iron for anemia

    • ANSWER:
      Youa re loosing all the hair you got while pregnant, when we are pregnant and have all those extra hormones we get a lot of new hair and when we deliver all the hair (hormones gone) will fall out, however if you are concerned I suggest you go to a vitamin place and buy a supplement called BIOTIN, some places even sell the shampoo but I suggest the pill, after a couple of week you will notice how much new hair you get and how the hairloss virtually stops..

  42. QUESTION:
    Why does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?
    Why hasn't thyroid replacement treatment stopped hair loss? Any treatment suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      It may not have anything to do with low thyroid.We tend to think of it as a guy thing. But some experts believe that dramatically thinning hair--the fallout (literally) from stress, poor nutrition, an underlying medical condition, harsh hair treatments, or heredity, among other causes--is as common in women as it is in men.

      Roughly half of all women over age 40 experience excessive hair loss. And one study estimates that it occurs in 75 percent of women over age 65.

      Perhaps you've noticed a few extra hairs in the sink after a combing. Or maybe your scalp appears a little more visible when you emerge from the shower. If you fear that your hair may be thinning significantly, read on to learn more about hair loss in women--what causes it, what it looks like, and what you can do about it.

      What's Causing My Hair Loss?
      The most common type of hair loss from the scalp (as opposed to hair loss all over the body) is androgenetic alopecia (AA), or pattern baldness. When it occurs in men, it's called male-pattern baldness; in women, it's female-pattern baldness. AA accounts for 95 percent of all cases of head-only hair loss and it results when, for reasons science hasn't identified, hair follicles become sensitive to the hormone androgen.

      Who Gets It?
      AA is hereditary. A history of the condition in men or women on either side of your family (not just your mom's side, as most people believe) increases your risk of developing it and also influences the age at which your hair loss begins, the speed with which it occurs, and its pattern and extent. But a family history isn't always a factor: About 12 percent of people with AA have no trace of it in their family trees.

      What Does It Look Like?
      Alopecia means baldness. But women with AA rarely go completely bald, as some men do. Most often a woman's hair simply thins gradually and diffusely on the top of or all over her head. In both men and women, AA is permanent and continues with aging.
      What Can I Do?
      Be sure to consult an expert who can help determine why your hair is thinning so you can treat the problem correctly. To find a physician in your area who specializes in diseases of the skin and hair, check out the American Academy of Dermatology Web site. Click on Find a Dermatologist to search by state, city, area code, zip code, or last name.

      In the meantime, however:

      Don't Be Afraid to Wash Your Hair
      It won't lead to hair loss.

      Avoid Brushing or Teasing
      Both can lead to hair loss. Use a wide-toothed comb instead.

      Try a New 'Do
      A style with layers will help your hair look fuller. You can even perm or color your hair; medically, there's no reason not to. Just avoid a weave or any other style that can put prolonged tension on your hair or cause it to break, which can lead to further hair loss.

      Am I Losing It?
      The truth is, you are--everyone is. Most of us shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, a new hair from the same follicle replaces the lost strand--unless you have AA. AA occurs when the rate of hair shedding exceeds the rate of hair regrowth, or when the new hair shafts that grow in are thinner than the previous ones, making your mane look progressively less thick.

      Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
      You can experience temporary hair loss, and unlike androgenetic alopecia, it's not gradual. Here are two for-women-only causes of temporary hair loss.

      Giving Birth
      During pregnancy, the rise in hormones sends hair into its resting phase, so hair that would naturally fall out doesn't. Several months after delivery, hormones return to normal, and some women experience an increase in hair loss (all over the head, not just at the top). This can last between 1 and 6 months; then, it usually corrects itself.

      Starting the Pill
      Some women lose hair while taking birth control pills. The reasons: shifting hormone levels (caused by the Pill) and heredity. If this happens to you, talk to your gynecologist about switching to a different Pill or birth control method.
      If you've been checked out by the dermatologist and determined to have thyroid-related hair loss, you may have to settle in and be a bit patient. It's likely that for most, the hair loss will slow down, and eventually stop, once hormone levels are stabilized and in the normal range. This may take a few months, however. But rest assured, I've had many thousands of emails from people, and have yet to hear from anyone who lost most of his or her hair, or became bald, due to thyroid disease. But people -- including myself -- have experienced significant loss of hair volume. In my case, I'd guess at one point, I lost almost half my hair. I had long, thick hair, and it got much thinner at various times. But now, with my thyroid fairly regulated, a T4/T3 drug, and use of EPO, it is at about 85-90% of where it used to beI still have short periods when it seems to be shedding a bit more than usual, but they are quite infrequent. (I used to think I was going to able to stuff pillows with all the hair I was losing!)
      Look at Other Alternatives

      In one study, Dr. Hugh Rushton, a professor at Portsmouth University, also found that 90 percent of women with thinning hair were deficient in iron and the amino acid lysine. Lysine is the most difficult amino acid to get enough of via diet. Lysine helps transport iron, which is the most important element in the body and essential for many metabolic processes. When lysine and iron levels are low, the body probably switches some hair follicles off to increase levels elsewhere. Meat, fish and eggs are the only food sources of lysine. There are also supplements that contain lysine.

      Some other natural ways to deal with hair loss include:

      Arginine
      Cysteine
      Green Tea
      Polysorbate 80
      Progesterone
      Saw Palmetto
      Trichosaccaride
      Vitamin B6 Zinc
      Consult a Doctor for a Prescription Treatment
      In some cases, your dermatologist may recommend that you try drug treatments. The two popular drugs for hair loss -- Rogaine and Propecia -- both interfere with DHT's ability to destroy hair follicles. Neither drug is safe to use during pregnancy, however, and so they are not as commonly used in women of child-bearing age. Rogaine, the brand name for minoxidil, is available without a prescription. Women typically use a 2% minoxidil solution applied to the scalp twice a day, and men use a 5% solution. Improvements with minoxidil are slow - it may take months to see any improvement, and a year or more for any dramatic change in hair loss and regrowth. To maintain improvements, minoxidil needs to be continued daily. Propecia, the brand name for finasteride, is a prescription drug taken in pill form. It is not to be used by women in child-bearing years because of its ability to cause serious birth defects, but it has been shown to help some women. Propecia does not, however, appear to be any more effective than minoxidil, and like minoxidil, it can take a year to see results, and must be taken for life to maintain regrowth.

      Consider Other Options

      Ultimately, if thyroid treatment, drugs, and supplements do not resolve your hair loss, and it is a debilitating problem, you may want to consider other options, including:

      Hair-transplant surgery. In this treatment, donor hair follicles are taken from an area of your head that is not thinning. Tiny grafts of just a few hair follicles are implanted in your thinning areas. When successful, the transplanted follicles begin to regrow hair in the sparser areas. Several treatments may be necessary, and visible regrowth may take a year. This approach is better for patches of hair loss, rather than general thinning.

      A hair weave, which adds artificial hair to existing hair.

      Hairpieces and falls (that can be attached under natural hair, or via combs) for additional fullness and styling options, or wigs.

      Could You Have Alopecia?
      Hope this helps.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best shampoo for women's hair loss?
    I am only in my twenties, but I am beginning to lose my hair due to coloring, straightening, and stress. What is the best shampoo/conditioning system to use? I've heard Nioxin works well. Are there any other options?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recomend Nioxin. It's carried by salons and has all sorts of styling aids as well. This product is not a drug so hair folicles that have already died will not grow back but it will help keep the hair you have. This products helps to create the best possible enviornment for hair go grow by increasing the blood flow to the scalp and keeping the scalp and hair clean and healthy. Look it up, great product

  44. QUESTION:
    why hair loss is more common with men than women?
    I don't know any women who have hair loss problems (a.k.a. balding...) but I know tons of men who have that problem...

    • ANSWER:
      IDK
      But I did find this website on it

  45. QUESTION:
    Do women who have an abortion experience the same hair loss women get after having a baby?? ?

    Edit: Stats say about 50% of women lose hair after pregnancy

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any recommendation to stop hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Become a vegetarian, and rid the stressors in your live. That's my advice. Your body is encouraged when you eat right. Your body will start healing again.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there an natural, effective way to stop women's hair loss?
    Even if hair loss is hereditary, aside from all the snake oil online, is there a way to stop the hair loss? I am devastated going in public and embarrassed to go for a hair trim, especially when they wet my hair and I look so horrible. Has anyone tried anything that actually does help?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about "snake oil". but I do know that essential oils are very effective for stimulating new hair growth and keeping hair healthy. Essential oil scalp massage can help all types of female hair loss, as long as the follicle is still alive and undamaged, With hereditary hair loss, the follicle begins to shrink slowly and gradually. It takes many years for the follicle to stop producing hair. Essential oils help keep the follicle alive and energized, supplying nourishment through increased local blood circulation. They have a vasodilating effect that helps keep the follicle from shrinking. They also have the ability to dissolve excess sebum and cleanse the scalp of any pollutants. This cleansing action helps minimize the effects of dht. A healthy anti-inflammatory diet, nutritional supplementation and regular exercise can also help inhibit hereditary hair loss in those who are predisposed. See source below for more information.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the average hair loss in women a day?

    • ANSWER:
      Anywhere up to 200 hairs, and when your hair is long, that can look like a hell of a lot! Changes in hormones can increase or decrease the amount you shed. If something (like pregnancy) has decreased your normal shedding rate, you have a period after where your body catches up and sheds all the hairs that would normally have been shed during that time which can be very disconcerting, but is perfectly normal.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there an effective way to prevent women's hair loss?
    Is there really an effective way for women to keep from going almost bald, even if it's hereditary? I am devastated going in public. I am in my 60s but we older gals want to look decent too.

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had blood tests for hair loss in women and had Low Testosterone, Low Estrogen and high Adrogens?
    I am hoping that someone else has had the results as my doctors are baffled?
    My ratio for Testosterone to Adrogens is 1

    • ANSWER:


Hair Loss Women Cause

As you see yourself balding, while others retain their hair, you may ask why me? It is normal to lose between 50-100 hairs a day, this is part of the hair renewal process. However most people suffer from excessive hair loss at one time in their life. Many of these causes are temporary and a few are permanent. These are some of the more common reason for hair loss.

1. Common baldness cannot occur without the presence of specific inherited genes. These genes can be passed on by either parent. A gene is a single bit of chemically encoded hereditary instruction that is located on a chromosome and actually represents a tiny segment of DNA. Chromosomes occur in pairs (humans have 23 pairs), and every individual gets one set of chromosomes from each parent. Hair loss in men is now felt to involve more than one gene. When several genes govern a trait, it is called polygenic.

2. Women who have a genetic predisposition to suffer from Androgenic Alopecia can have it occur at a much younger age by taking birth control pills. The hormonal changes that occur trigger the onset of the Androgenic Alopecia. If a woman has a history of female pattern loss in her family she should advise her doctor before going on the pill. After the discontinuation of the pill the woman may notice that her hair begins shedding two or three months later. This may continue for six months when it usually stops. In some cases the process cannot be reversed and the woman may not regrow some of the hair that was lost.

3. There are a number of causes of excessive and / or rapid hair loss. Many people experience dramatic levels of hair loss some weeks after major surgery or after illness. Whilst the level of hair loss may appear excessive it is really no more than a reaction to a specific event and hair will return to normal after a period of time.

4. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a derivative or by-product of testosterone. Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha-reductace, which is held in the hair follicle's oil glands. While the entire genetic process of male pattern baldness is not completely understood, scientists do know that DHT shrinks hair follicles, and that when DHT is suppressed, hair follicles continue to thrive. Hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT must be exposed to the hormone for a prolonged period of time in order for the affected follicle to complete the miniaturization process.

5. After pregnancy many women experience a loss of hair, this is caused many hair simultaneously entering the resting (telogen) phase. Within two to three months after giving birth, some women will notice large amounts of hair coming out in their brushes and combs. This can last one to six months, but resolves completely in most cases. This condition is caused by the hormonal changes that take place after a woman's body recovers from her pregnancy.

6. Hair loss may also signal some underlying problem like diabetes or lupus. As it is not always possible to assess the cause for rapid or excessive hair loss it is always worth seeking medical advice to diagnose the cause for your hair loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What medications cause hair loss in women?
    My hair seems to be falling out a lot more than usual, does anyone no specific medications that cause this? I'm on anti depressants, sleeping pills, pain pills, Often take Steroids, for inflammation in my back.

    • ANSWER:
      Any medication that alters the bodies natural chemistry can cause hairloss. And all the medications you've listed do just that.

  2. QUESTION:
    What can cause hair loss in women under 18?
    And, if its fixable, how?

    • ANSWER:
      according to the article i found in http://hairrestorationtalk.com/hair-loss-articles/teenage-hair-loss-and-homemade-remedy , the most common cause of hair loss in adults, which can also happen in teenagers, is alopecia. other causes are tinea capitis and traction alopecia. depending on the cause, it can be fixable.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does low estrogen levels in women cause hair loss?
    just had a baby and hair is falling out. I know it's normal for a certain period of time but when will it stop!!?

    • ANSWER:
      in a few monthes when ur hormones level out again if it persist after ur baby turns 6 monthes or so ask ur doc about it

  4. QUESTION:
    Why does low thyroid cause hair loss in women?
    Why hasn't thyroid replacement treatment stopped hair loss? Any treatment suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      It may not have anything to do with low thyroid.We tend to think of it as a guy thing. But some experts believe that dramatically thinning hair--the fallout (literally) from stress, poor nutrition, an underlying medical condition, harsh hair treatments, or heredity, among other causes--is as common in women as it is in men.

      Roughly half of all women over age 40 experience excessive hair loss. And one study estimates that it occurs in 75 percent of women over age 65.

      Perhaps you've noticed a few extra hairs in the sink after a combing. Or maybe your scalp appears a little more visible when you emerge from the shower. If you fear that your hair may be thinning significantly, read on to learn more about hair loss in women--what causes it, what it looks like, and what you can do about it.

      What's Causing My Hair Loss?
      The most common type of hair loss from the scalp (as opposed to hair loss all over the body) is androgenetic alopecia (AA), or pattern baldness. When it occurs in men, it's called male-pattern baldness; in women, it's female-pattern baldness. AA accounts for 95 percent of all cases of head-only hair loss and it results when, for reasons science hasn't identified, hair follicles become sensitive to the hormone androgen.

      Who Gets It?
      AA is hereditary. A history of the condition in men or women on either side of your family (not just your mom's side, as most people believe) increases your risk of developing it and also influences the age at which your hair loss begins, the speed with which it occurs, and its pattern and extent. But a family history isn't always a factor: About 12 percent of people with AA have no trace of it in their family trees.

      What Does It Look Like?
      Alopecia means baldness. But women with AA rarely go completely bald, as some men do. Most often a woman's hair simply thins gradually and diffusely on the top of or all over her head. In both men and women, AA is permanent and continues with aging.
      What Can I Do?
      Be sure to consult an expert who can help determine why your hair is thinning so you can treat the problem correctly. To find a physician in your area who specializes in diseases of the skin and hair, check out the American Academy of Dermatology Web site. Click on Find a Dermatologist to search by state, city, area code, zip code, or last name.

      In the meantime, however:

      Don't Be Afraid to Wash Your Hair
      It won't lead to hair loss.

      Avoid Brushing or Teasing
      Both can lead to hair loss. Use a wide-toothed comb instead.

      Try a New 'Do
      A style with layers will help your hair look fuller. You can even perm or color your hair; medically, there's no reason not to. Just avoid a weave or any other style that can put prolonged tension on your hair or cause it to break, which can lead to further hair loss.

      Am I Losing It?
      The truth is, you are--everyone is. Most of us shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, a new hair from the same follicle replaces the lost strand--unless you have AA. AA occurs when the rate of hair shedding exceeds the rate of hair regrowth, or when the new hair shafts that grow in are thinner than the previous ones, making your mane look progressively less thick.

      Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
      You can experience temporary hair loss, and unlike androgenetic alopecia, it's not gradual. Here are two for-women-only causes of temporary hair loss.

      Giving Birth
      During pregnancy, the rise in hormones sends hair into its resting phase, so hair that would naturally fall out doesn't. Several months after delivery, hormones return to normal, and some women experience an increase in hair loss (all over the head, not just at the top). This can last between 1 and 6 months; then, it usually corrects itself.

      Starting the Pill
      Some women lose hair while taking birth control pills. The reasons: shifting hormone levels (caused by the Pill) and heredity. If this happens to you, talk to your gynecologist about switching to a different Pill or birth control method.
      If you've been checked out by the dermatologist and determined to have thyroid-related hair loss, you may have to settle in and be a bit patient. It's likely that for most, the hair loss will slow down, and eventually stop, once hormone levels are stabilized and in the normal range. This may take a few months, however. But rest assured, I've had many thousands of emails from people, and have yet to hear from anyone who lost most of his or her hair, or became bald, due to thyroid disease. But people -- including myself -- have experienced significant loss of hair volume. In my case, I'd guess at one point, I lost almost half my hair. I had long, thick hair, and it got much thinner at various times. But now, with my thyroid fairly regulated, a T4/T3 drug, and use of EPO, it is at about 85-90% of where it used to beI still have short periods when it seems to be shedding a bit more than usual, but they are quite infrequent. (I used to think I was going to able to stuff pillows with all the hair I was losing!)
      Look at Other Alternatives

      In one study, Dr. Hugh Rushton, a professor at Portsmouth University, also found that 90 percent of women with thinning hair were deficient in iron and the amino acid lysine. Lysine is the most difficult amino acid to get enough of via diet. Lysine helps transport iron, which is the most important element in the body and essential for many metabolic processes. When lysine and iron levels are low, the body probably switches some hair follicles off to increase levels elsewhere. Meat, fish and eggs are the only food sources of lysine. There are also supplements that contain lysine.

      Some other natural ways to deal with hair loss include:

      Arginine
      Cysteine
      Green Tea
      Polysorbate 80
      Progesterone
      Saw Palmetto
      Trichosaccaride
      Vitamin B6 Zinc
      Consult a Doctor for a Prescription Treatment
      In some cases, your dermatologist may recommend that you try drug treatments. The two popular drugs for hair loss -- Rogaine and Propecia -- both interfere with DHT's ability to destroy hair follicles. Neither drug is safe to use during pregnancy, however, and so they are not as commonly used in women of child-bearing age. Rogaine, the brand name for minoxidil, is available without a prescription. Women typically use a 2% minoxidil solution applied to the scalp twice a day, and men use a 5% solution. Improvements with minoxidil are slow - it may take months to see any improvement, and a year or more for any dramatic change in hair loss and regrowth. To maintain improvements, minoxidil needs to be continued daily. Propecia, the brand name for finasteride, is a prescription drug taken in pill form. It is not to be used by women in child-bearing years because of its ability to cause serious birth defects, but it has been shown to help some women. Propecia does not, however, appear to be any more effective than minoxidil, and like minoxidil, it can take a year to see results, and must be taken for life to maintain regrowth.

      Consider Other Options

      Ultimately, if thyroid treatment, drugs, and supplements do not resolve your hair loss, and it is a debilitating problem, you may want to consider other options, including:

      Hair-transplant surgery. In this treatment, donor hair follicles are taken from an area of your head that is not thinning. Tiny grafts of just a few hair follicles are implanted in your thinning areas. When successful, the transplanted follicles begin to regrow hair in the sparser areas. Several treatments may be necessary, and visible regrowth may take a year. This approach is better for patches of hair loss, rather than general thinning.

      A hair weave, which adds artificial hair to existing hair.

      Hairpieces and falls (that can be attached under natural hair, or via combs) for additional fullness and styling options, or wigs.

      Could You Have Alopecia?
      Hope this helps.

  5. QUESTION:
    how often does the hypothyroid medicine Synthroid cause hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss is a listed side effect http://www.drugs.com/sfx/synthroid-side-effects.html

      It seems like a lot of people do experience "shedding" of their hair, but it generally stops within a few months. "Hair loss have been reported during the initial months of therapy" but it doesn't state how many people actually experience it. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/synthroid-side-effects.html Regaining the original thickness of your hair will take years (3 years for me).

  6. QUESTION:
    What could cause hair loss in women? Excessive hair loss?
    All of a sudden my hair started falling out. It's been around 3 weeks and it won't stop falling out! I'm getting worried! A LOT falls out! All over the bed, all over my table, in the shower... I don't know what's going on.. Is this normal?
    Nope didn't change my shampoo. Would a shampoo cause hair loss for 3 weeks straight though?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the cause of hair loss in women?
    Hair loss does not run in the family especially not from ages 21 to 90. Hair has been thinning out since the age of 21 and stress is not an issue. 5 generations have thick hair both sides of family. doctors seem not concerned. daughters hair falling in clumps. 2 out of 5 have same problem. help
    any treatments or remedy's please.

    • ANSWER:
      For women, hair loss usually begins at menopause. Although hair loss in females normally occurs after the age of 50 or later when it does not follow events like pregnancy, chronic illness, crash diets, and stress among others, there have been rare cases reported in which hair loss affects women as young as 15 or 16. Ultimately, though, the balding process and rate vary from person to person. Whether it is slow or rapid, the individual would usually notice the first signs of hair loss. Thinning hair on the top and sides of the scalp is the most prevalent and immediately noticeable symptom.

      Factors such as a person’s activities, diet, medications, natural hormones, pregnancy and childbirth, use of birth control pills, improper hair care and certain diseases can also contribute to hair loss. The extent to which these factors affect an individual varies from one person to the next. While chemical treatments, pollution, hair-styling products and blow-drying have not been found to directly cause hair loss, they can dry and weaken hair, increasing breakage and perpetuating hair loss. A lack of good blood circulation to the scalp may also contribute to hair loss. When the hair root is well supplied with blood it is stronger and less susceptible to the shrinking effects caused by hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When not, the roots and follicles can weaken and eventually lead to hair falling out.

      If hair loss is something you’re already encountering, your first step should be to educate yourself and determine the severity and scope of your hair loss. Bosley offers various FDA approved hair loss treatments and the only permanent hair loss solution- surgical hair restoration. Consultations at Bosley are offered to address any questions you might have on hair loss and hair loss treatments. As always, Bosley consultations are free of charge and there is no obligation to move forward to doing a procedure.

      Generally speaking, your available options depend on the type of hair loss you have, the degree of hair loss you currently experience and the cosmetic goals you have for restoring lost hair. Propecia and Minoxidil treatments, as well as laser therapy with the Bosley LaserComb, are most effective in retaining existing hair, but are not as effective in re-growing lost hair. All these treatments provide temporary solutions–any benefits received in retaining or restoring hair are lost if you stop treatment.

      For those with more advanced hair loss who are looking to restore hair and not merely retain their existing hair, surgical hair restoration is the best bet. If you are looking for a permanent solution to hair loss, then surgical hair restoration performed at Bosley might be your final and only option. Bosley offers the only permanent and the most significant solution to hair loss–surgical hair transplantation.

  8. QUESTION:
    can a hormone embalance cause hair loss in women?
    i was told by my doctor that i have high levels of testosterone. i am also evperiencing some hair loss. i heard that the hair loss can be linked to the hormonal balance, but can the hair loss be treated? if so, how?

    • ANSWER:
      Increase in Testosterone in females causes Male Pattern Baldness.. This increase has so many causes, either from the Ovaries itself or higher in the brain... It has to be fully investigated though. Once the cause is known, it can be figured out if it is correctable or not.

  9. QUESTION:
    stosterone injections cause hair loss in women?
    I have noticed my crown of my head is starting to bald. Can my testorone injections that I recieve for low sex drive be causing this

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, testosterone injections can cause hair loss in women. The potential to lose your hair is a genetic trait that is activated by testosterone. Most women don't experience hair loss because the amount of testosterone in their bodies is so low, but if you are injecting testosterone to increase your sex drive, that might be enough to cause you to lose your hair. Talk to your doctor about it--there are medications that block hair loss/body-hair growth from testosterone, if you really want to stay on testosterone. If not, you can talk to your doctor about stopping treatment because of this unwanted side-effect.

  10. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in women and how can it be controlled?
    I've heard some hair loss in women can be expected with age but are there any natural nutrients that can be used to help or aid in controlling the problem? Its kinda sad to see ones tresses go down the drain after shampooing.

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin lots of biotin(found in the vitamin section). You'll notice results within 1 month even. Take it faithfully though. My hair is starting to fill in again. Try pre natal vitamins too. Stay away from the cheap shampoos that lather a lot, they will strip and weaken your hair.

      Biotin is famous for making hair stronger again. It really will help you. Be patient and you will see.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can exercise cause hair loss in women?
    I have been experiencing a higher rate of shedding since August, and there are many potential factors that cannot be ruled out, but I noticed something yesterday that maybe is just a coincidence. I went for a longer-than-usual run two days ago - about 8 miles which is actually a lot for me. I usually run 3-4 miles. And yesterday I feel like my hair shed even more. Come to think of it, I did push myself a lot to exercise this summer (again, not a lot by other people's standards probably but a lot for me and my body). I also have mild thyroid issues that perhaps may have been aggravated by my increase in exercise. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Will this supplement for women's hair loss, called NuHair, cause hair to grow on your face or anything?
    It's like a dietary supplement....
    I'm afraid to take it, cause a beard is so not what I need.....lol

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, there are many other ways to prevent hair loss. (1) a good diet, and (2) good hair care. You can read all of these and more here:

      http://www.hairlossmentor.com

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to prevent further hair loss in women?
    Started losing hair in the top when I was using the Mirena as birth control. Have had it removed for approximately 5 months. still having some loss, but appears to be less. Now taking hypertensive medications which also cause hair loss. Need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Cherick314,

      I have a girlfriend that uses this product: http://www.new-hair-growth-now.com

      It seems to really work for her. After about a month I noticed the difference in her hair. It looked fuller and even looked shinier; go figure.

      They say that Hereditary hair loss, or Alopecia, (the scientific name for Female Pattern Baldness), is said to account for 95% of female hair loss.
      This can help women in preventing thinning hair due to FPB, and support the re-growth of your natural hair.

      I think you can try it for free for the first 2 months.

      Take care ;)

  14. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women?
    My wife (58 yrs. old) is experiencing loss of hair in small patches on her scalp. I have no reason to suspect that stress could be a factor. My question is does she need to have hormone or thyroid tests or should we try vitamin supplements and if so, what vitamins would help this condition?

    • ANSWER:
      It's genetic, hair loss is causes by a hormonal imbalance of DHT which both men and women have. It causes hair to grow weaker until it stops growing altogether. I know that Bosley offers a shampoo/conditioner system specifically designed for women that might be worth checking out. My dad used them for his own male pattern baldness, underwent the procedure, and so far everything's help up without trouble and the new hairline looks good without seeming too perfect.

  15. QUESTION:
    What causes hair loss in women?
    I had a baby 4 months ago, and I currently got an IUD (mirena, birth control). I dont understand why im loosing so much hair when I shower, and throughout the day.
    I am also taking iron for anemia

    • ANSWER:
      Youa re loosing all the hair you got while pregnant, when we are pregnant and have all those extra hormones we get a lot of new hair and when we deliver all the hair (hormones gone) will fall out, however if you are concerned I suggest you go to a vitamin place and buy a supplement called BIOTIN, some places even sell the shampoo but I suggest the pill, after a couple of week you will notice how much new hair you get and how the hairloss virtually stops..

  16. QUESTION:
    What causes sudden hair loss in women and what helps stop it?
    Normal hair until middle age. Could beginning of menopause have something to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. that among other things. depression, stress, nerves. maybe even hair products that you are using for your hair.

  17. QUESTION:
    does anyone know what can cause sudden hair loss in women (age 41)? it's coming out 2-3x more than normal. ?
    I live in a tropical zone most of the time and recently returned to Midwest USA. Within a week, my hair was falling out a lot. I am getting better nutrition here (am a 20+ year vegetarian but here eating more dairy - organic yogurt, etc. - than usual, plus tons of spinach, etc., so with my nutrition better, I wouldn't think it's vitamin-based). I have been going through all factors related that I changed at the same time (switched shampoo, started a new skin cleanser), stopping their use for 2 weeks to see if there is a change for the better. So far, nothing.
    I would appreciate any advice, suggestions, similar stories. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      See your Doctor asap. I can be as simple as a pimple to a very serious thyroid problem. It's not normal for you to lose that much in such a short period of time.

  18. QUESTION:
    does diabetese cause loss of hair in women?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    what causes women hair loss?
    Hi! Im 28 and my hair is thinning really bad on the top of my head.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of hair loss on the sides of the head in women in their early twenties?

    • ANSWER:
      stress. if your under a lot of stress you can have hair loss to a point of a number of bald spots all over. I have gotten a few stress spots before which is annoying because for it to grow back your supposed to work on the stress but then you stres over the hair loss and its an endless cycle. talk to a dermatologist or your regular dr about it.

  21. QUESTION:
    What causes excessive hair loss in women.?
    Im not balding but I lose hair excessively every day.
    My hair is long and I also had 4 surgeries in the last three years for cancer with no treatment after wards.
    Does that have any thing to do with it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss can be caused by many things but usually stress, diet, thyroid problems, yes surgery will cause it also...

  22. QUESTION:
    What has caused hair loss in women!?
    I didnt realize it but my hair has been falling out. Now it is very obvious. My hair was my alot thicker. Had blood test and it came back normal. My hair is so thin on top I cant maintain my hair style and it falls within mins. You can see my scalp ,I need help. My daughter has it real bad also, and her blood test came back normal, could it be a lack of a vitamin? Please help.?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you have PCOS? it took my drs forever to figure it out

  23. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women under the age of thirty?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress, lack of essential vitamins and minerals in your body, but it could be stress related. I lost my hair when i was about 27, and it devastated me, so i saw a trichologist who said that my hair would grow back and it did! The only drawback though was that it grew back grey. But what the heck, better grey hair than no hair! My hair loss was from stress and i got counselling which helped too. Have yourself checked out, and be positive and work through things that might be affecting you

  24. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women in there 60's and is there any treatment for it?

    • ANSWER:
      The causes of hair loss in women may be different from the causes of baldness in men. Dermatologists said that hair loss is a growing problem affecting women that may occur even in an earlier age.

      Factors for hair loss in women

      The following are some reasons why hair follicles break their normal cycle and switch into a resting phase. These are the factors why some women experience thinning of hair and thicker hair on the other parts of their bodies. The causes include any or a combination of emotional and physical state such as stress, hormonal imbalance (especially androgen sensitivity), genetics.

      Some are caused by immune system irregularities including thyroid disorders, nutritional deficiencies (Iron and Vitamin A). Others may be due to cosmetic factors. Lastly, health conditions may contribute to the situation due to radiation or chemotherapy, dental treatment, blood loss, drugs, diseases, surgery and scarring.

  25. QUESTION:
    What Causes Hair Loss In Women?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Flandrina, basically many things such as

      1. Tight weaves, hairdos, and the wearing of hats can all result in loss of hair called tension or traction alopecia. According to the American Hair Loss Council:

      2. Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair such as prolonged use of hair weaving, corn rows etc. Done too tightly on weak hair these can cause permanent loss of hair.

      3. Anything that over tightens, constrains, or over burdens our hair and follicles can easily cause hair loss. The wearing of tight hats can also cause this condition. Many males have received receding and uneven hairlines from wearing tight hats. As a rule, do not do anything that unduly puts tension or strain on your hair.

      4. Menstration and normal female hormonal changes can lead to loss of hair. This is referred to as telogen effiuvium or temporary hair loss. This can be caused by over exertion, stress both physical and emotional, thyroid problems and medicinal side effects. Many medicines have varying degrees in loss of hair as a side effect. Even many common medicines we would not normally link to this hair condition.

      This is why it is important to see your doctor if you suspect any thinning or loss of hair. Your doctor will ask for a history of all medicines taken and search for related possible side effects. It is normal for women to have some thinning of the hair during their menstruation cycle, from taking anti pregnancy pills, and upon reaching menopause.

      Good luck

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the possible causes for rapid hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Age

  27. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women and how can it be treated?

    • ANSWER:
      Genetics can play a role in hair loss as does stress and sudden weightloss. A poor diet can contribute as well.

  28. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women? s?
    I HAVE THINNING HAIR ON THE TOP/FRONT OF MY SCALP. I AM 30 YRS OLD AND I HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED SINCE MY MOM DIED.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I want to say I am very sorry to hear that your mom died. It is always hard on you mentally and physically to lose a loved one. Stress is one of the number one triggers for hair loss. Chemical imbalances can also cause it. Certain medications could also be the culprit. I would recommend seeing your family practitioner or a grief counselor. This sounds strange but take calcium pills. It's good for your body and helps with mood swings. Also if you go to your local health food store and ask them for natural ways to take care of it. Taking controlled substances could have adverse effects and make your problem worse. I wish you the best of luck and hang in there. It's hard and you never stop missing the person you lost but as someone who's been through it I can say that it does eventually start to hurt less. You go on and life does get better. It just takes patience and a strong heart. I'm sure you have both. Good luck to you again.

  29. QUESTION:
    What causes patchy hair loss in women? I have been told stess. That's too general of an answer for me!?
    I have had my thyroid checked, numerous blood tests. I have been told that it could be linked to sleep apnea. I've been tested for lupus. My doctor doesn't have any answers... I'm just wondering if she could be missing something. I am 33, I first experienced hair loss after the birth of my second daughter in 2002. I'll get a spot, usually on the right side of my head that starts out about the size of a pencil eraser. They have been as big as an orange! I'm talking smooth baby butt bald! Hair slowly grows back, but another spot will usually appear before the previous one is completely covered by new hair. Right now, I have a spot on the back of my head about the size of a golf ball. I am stressed worrying about my hair falling out. Other than that, I would not say that I am under any more stress than most.
    I have been diagnosed with alopecia aereata...I see a dermatologist who injects the affected site with steroids. Does anyone know about the rise and fall of hormone levels? Is this somethinf that changes monthly?

    • ANSWER:
      stress definitely can cause hair loss. but have you been diagnosed with alopecia? alopecia is just baldness, and alot of women experience alopecia...maybe you should talk to your doctor about alopecia and whether or not your hair loss is a result of that.

  30. QUESTION:
    Hair Loss in women?
    Does anyone know what causes hair loss in a woman who medical tests are all healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      For women main reason should be iron deficiency. Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily and have a high protein diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Since iron-deficiency anemia can also cause hair loss,make sure that you eat a well-balanced diet that includes a daily serving or two of iron-rich foods. Check out
      http://usefulinfo-hairloss.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  31. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women. am scared i may develop a bald head. am slowing losing a bit of my hair.?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can be a major cause of hairloss in females and so you need to identify areas of stress in your life and sort them out.
      A good diet and plenty of water to drink will help flush toxins out of your blood stream and aid the body to heal itself.
      I would suggest going to your GP and getting some blood tests done as well. This will help to pinpoint anything that may be physically wrong.

  32. QUESTION:
    Hair loss in women?
    Does hrt cause hair loss? I am trying to reduce hrt and my hair is falling out. I decided to increase the dose to where it was orignially to see if it would stop falling out.

    • ANSWER:
      You're decreasing your estrogen therapy? If you have high testosterone levels, yes women produce testosterone too, you could be having a side effect of decreasing your HRT. More likely you have another problem. Go to your physician to rule out diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which can cause female hair loss. Hormone imbalance - we've discussed - scalp diseases, stress, genetics, the list goes on...

  33. QUESTION:
    What would cause significant hair loss in young woman?
    i am a 22 year old female.i take birth control.& im iron anemic..
    any advice please feel free..
    best regards

    • ANSWER:
      I'd first look into nutritional needs. If you are anemic, you may also be lacking other essential nutrients. Have you ever heard of using protein supplements to strengthen nails? Both hair and nails benefit from supplements. And many have reported hair loss with iron deficiency, so the anemia could be the culprit.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to treat hair loss caused by alopecia?
    some women are sufferiing hair loss due to different types of skin fungus they maybe because of transferance, the use of someone's comb, chemicals, stress or inviromental causes

    • ANSWER:
      Free beauty tips on natural and homemade methods to treat hair loss
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

      Also read.......natural and homemade methods to:
      Skincare/Acne cure/Blemishes/Whiteheads/Blackheads/
      Wrinkles/Freckles/Steaming/Oilyskin/Dryskin
      Haircare/Dandruff/Hairloss/Hair removal/
      Henna on hair/Splitends/
      Nailcare/Manicure/Pedicure
      Eye care/Darkcircles/Puffiness
      Makeup/Hair styles
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  35. QUESTION:
    Women hair loss I need help please! ?
    Hi,
    I'm 24 and I've always had a thin widows peak type of thing with my hair line and just recently I've noticed that it's getting worse. It's scaring me! Now, I'm on birth control, but for a good couple of months I haven't been taking it consistently, could this cause hair thinning?

    Also I've gone Pescatarian and I don't know if maybe that could be making my hair thin due to not enough vitamins?

    And lastly, I've always been a stressed out person, but for the last couple of months I've been a little extra stressed.

    Could all of these be possibilities of my hair loss? And if so and if you have experienced any of this... Did it grow back for you? Or do you think it would? I'm thinking about buying Rogaine for Women.

    Any feed back would help,
    Thank you!
    It's not a poor diet, it's healthy in many ways, but I'm unsure about getting the right vitamins since I don't eat meat.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Women and Girls :Have you ever taken a medication that caused hair loss?
    if so did you discontinue it and did your hair grow back.????

    i am currently taking a medication called naproxen for my period pains and i have been using it for the last year and a half and i have noticed the change in the lenght of my hair. right now my hair is at my jaw but it used to be shoulder lenght. I'm debating on whether or not i should discontinue naproxen.

    • ANSWER:
      the product is not fit to you. Find other product that will effectively working on your problem.

  37. QUESTION:
    What's a good product for hair loss in women?
    I've noticed some of my hair getting thinner. Other people don't but I can cause it's been on my head for 28yrs ;) It's obviously thinner after having my son. Any suggestions on what products really work? Ookisa particularly. Does it work?
    Thank you everyone. These are great answers!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use a hair treatment like provillus. I've been on it for 5 weeks and i must say there is a major improvement in my part. It has all the vitamins your hair needs and much more.I've used it and I had very good results.Provillus contains the only FDA-approved topical ingredient clinically proven to re grow hair.

      I am sure this product will be worth your time for a second look since your money would be going into the right hands. In a survey conducted, 18 out of 20 people experienced a drastic change after using this product. None experienced any side effects.

      Provillus offers the best possible and perennial solution for this problem for both men and women. One of the best parts of the provillus treatment is that it uses natural ingredients. This has accounted for its rising popularity. Thus it leaves the other products behind in this context, since most of the products contain harmful chemicals.

      Provillus basically functions by removing the main cause of hair loss i.e. DHT. DHT damages the hair follicles and is responsible for the thinning of hair. It also restricts the re-growth of new hair. Provillus prevents its formation and it also promotes the growth of the new hair.

      I use it once a day every evening. The area which i was balding in was the top middle portion of my head, not sure why cause no one in my family is loosing hair accept me so its not genetic. I have regrowth in that area, few strands are coming up and my wife says its so much better than it was before.

      Well you might be aware that it is available for both men and women. The saw palmetto extract is basically present in the men's version whereas a combination of acids is present in the female version. Thus in addition to the solution of problem of hair loss it also nourishes hair.

      Till now Provillus has been getting positive feedbacks so you needn't worry and instead be assured. It offers the its users complete satisfaction.

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  38. QUESTION:
    hair loss in women I need help! Please?
    Hi,
    I'm 24 and I've always had a thin widows peak type of thing with my hair line and just recently I've noticed that it's getting worse. It's scaring me! Now, I'm on birth control, but for a good couple of months I haven't been taking it consistently, could this cause hair thinning?

    Also I've gone Pescatarian and I don't know if maybe that could be making my hair thin due to not enough vitamins?

    And lastly, I've always been a stressed out person, but for the last couple of months I've been a little extra stressed.

    Could all of these be possibilities of my hair loss? And if so and if you have experienced any of this... Did it grow back for you? Or do you think it would? I'm thinking about buying Rogaine for Women.

    Any feed back would help,
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss is one of the major issues with men and women as they age. It is the cause of anxiety and botheration for almost everyone. There are many causes which can lead to the gradual thinning of the hair leading to baldness and hair loss. But there lies a solution. If you have done any research, you must have surely come across the success story of Provillus.

      One of the reasons behind the success of Provillus is that it does not have any side effects. Many such products claiming to provide a remedy for hair loss are often fake and extract a lot of money from the customers. Thus this leaves the customer dissatisfied and so they find it hard to trust others.

      But Provillus uses natural ingredients which help in replenishing the nutrients leading to amazing results.

      There are multiple products available in the markets which offer quick solutions for hair growth. But most of them fail to achieve their motive and are just a waste of money and time. Whereas Provillus not only offers solution for hair loss but also its natural ingredients enhance the immune system, the nail and skin growth of the customer. It also helps in the quick digestion of proteins. All these qualities make it different from other products.

      You can even get Provillus packages online through specialist website. For any queries and problems you can visit its official website and get answers for all your doubts. The additional benefits experienced by the customers often provide them with a lot of confidence and satisfaction.

      I am sure this product will be worth your time for a second look since your money would be going into the right hands. In a survey conducted, 18 out of 20 people experienced a drastic change after using this product. None experienced any side effects.

      So you can also try this product and experience the change for yourself.

      Check the url in the source box below to find more about provillus and also you can get a free trial.This treatment works very good.I know from experience

  39. QUESTION:
    Does relaxers cause premature hair loss in a woman under the age of 40? Does glued in weaves cause balding?
    check out the link- naomi campbell is bald under her weave- she usually wears long silky weaves that are straight, but here she has no hair underneath. yikes.

    http://www.mediatakeout.com/2008/24421-aaaah_naomi_campbell_accidentally_pulls_back_her_hair__and_exposes_all_her_bald_headedness.html

    • ANSWER:
      Her almost complete loss of hair could be the reason for her hostility and bizarre behavior...
      She should be disappointed, but not cruel to others because her hair is almost gone.

      Shame... poor thing.

  40. QUESTION:
    what causes complete hair loss in women?
    allapeesha

    • ANSWER:
      You answered your own question, albeit, wrongly spelled.

      And you're in the wrong forum.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can drinking green tea lead to androgenic hair loss?
    So i've been reading that green tea increases your testosterone levels, and lowers your estrogen levels. But black tea decreases testosterone levels and increases your estrogen levels.

    Is this true?

    Because if this were true, wouldn't drinking green tea cause hair loss? Because high testosterone causes male pattern hair loss on women right? Meanwhile, higher estrogen levels cause thicker hair on women right?

    Actually now that i think about it, if green tea increases testosterone it would do a lot of bad things.....

    -cause acne
    -oil skin
    -hair loss

    so does drinking too much of it do this?
    Lol well i know it sounds bad. But i was thinking about it, and i drink a lot of green tea and i have oily skin and I'm prone to breakouts. So i was kind of just putting the 2 and 2 together. I just want to make sure that in the long run I'm not going to ruin my hair because of drinking green tea, when really i could just switch to black tea.
    I never really thought about sugar before. I use honey so i didn't think it matters because honey is natural. Well i probably drink anywhere from 5 to 10 cups a day, and for each cup i have a teaspoon of honey.

    • ANSWER:
      no! green tea do not lead to hair loss!!!

      anyway as we know hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections, hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago I suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also I used herbal treatment - Provillus (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      It is a good products that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Provillus but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.provillus.com/?aid=221781

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      Also Informative video about Provillus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydvCHhbRkk

      good luck!

      not only my own personal experience + working as a family physician

  42. QUESTION:
    Do black women realise relaxer causes hair breakage, thinning, scalp irritation, hair loss?
    and scalp damage?

    If you know this why do you still use relaxer?

    • ANSWER:
      well does it really. the reason why i relax my hair is because i did it once and i have to keep doing it or else my hair would look bad. plus it is easier to maintain straight hair

  43. QUESTION:
    Temporary hair loss, should I hold off talking to women?
    I am a college athlete, mixed martial artist, and trying to go to Marine Corps O.C.S., so I took a muscle building supplement that caused hair loss to try to get stronger. I stopped taking it, and the small bald spot is starting to go away slowly. It kind of destroyed by confidence, is this paranoid or should I just let it grow back and then talk to girls again?

    Thanks
    the hair is coming back, it was a temporary thing. the DR told me a month or two

    • ANSWER:
      no. don't worry about it. a lot of girls like it lol but my brother actually is losing his hair he is 24. he has been shaving his head for the navy and when it starts to show a lot, he found out that he has been losing his hair. but that doesn't bother him at all. he still has a girlfriend. he knew he was balding before he met this girl (who looks kinda like a young rachel mcadams from the notebook btw. idk why i mentioned it but i did) and she doesn't care the least bit. don't think that the girls are focusing on your hair. if its still bothering you, maybe cut it in a way that makes you feel more comfortable. keep talking to girls. you will be fine

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it okay for someone who is not suffering hair loss to use Rogaine or not? ?
    I have heard for many people that if a young, 18-year-old woman who is not suffering hair loss (like myself) uses Men's Rogaine or Women's Rogaine, that it would cause hair loss.

    • ANSWER:
      I just did a search on Rogaines website, and these are the following side effects.. Reported side effects of Rogaine for women include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, dizziness, sudden and unexplained weight gain, swelling of the hands and feet, scalp irritation, and unwanted facial hair growth.

      No mention of hairloss. Not sure why someone would use rogaine when they are not losing hair?? Am I missing something here?

  45. QUESTION:
    Will hair loss stop after I quit Lamictal?
    I've been on Lamictal almost 5 months, and It has caused devastating hair loss. I was up to 200 mg and now I'm down to 25 mg and will be at 0 soon. I have seen lots of stuff on Google about hair loss and women who are quitting because of it, but never any follow-up stories. How long will it take after quitting before I am losing hair at a normal rate again?

    • ANSWER:
      yes! it is possible!!!

      year ago I suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed and Provilluss (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      Those are a good products that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here

      http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      and here

      http://www.provillus.com/?aid=221781

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      Also Informative video about Provillus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydvCHhbRkk

      good luck!

      not only my own personal experience + working as a family physician

      http://www.trichozed.info

      http://www.provilluss.info

  46. QUESTION:
    hair loss and dehydration, any connection?
    Can dehydration cause hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      Pretty much anything can cause hair loss.. so yes as well as poor nutrition.

  47. QUESTION:
    Alcoholism and hair loss?
    Can excessive consumption of alcohol cause hair loss in women?

    • ANSWER:
      I think so, Im a male, but at the end of my drinking my hair was coming out big time,but after I stopped,so did the hair loss.

  48. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I be taking for hair loss (woman)?
    I am a 26/f. I have been having hair loss for the past 6+months. Doesn't seem normal. When I take a shower, I run my fingers through my hair and 4-5strands come out at a time. I am wondering if it is because I wear my hair up in a ponytail 24/7?! It doesn't run in the family. I want to start taking a good vitamin to see if that is the cause. Any recommendations? Can wearing a normal ponytail cause the loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the ponytail if it is wrapped too tight could cause the hairs to come loose.

      Some good vitamins to help with hair loss is B Complex. I take prenatal vitamins even though I have never been pregnant. I checked with my doctor and she said it was ok. I found that to be very helpful for my hair.

      I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

  49. QUESTION:
    What can cause a young woman in her 20s to experience hair loss when she is not stressing?
    Hair loss does not run in the family especially not from ages 21 to 28. Hair has been thinning out since the age of 21 and stress is not an issue.

    • ANSWER:
      nothing but two reasons
      one is genetical. you cannot change
      other is the environment . bad water,(salt water),over usage of chemicals,shampoo etc

  50. QUESTION:
    does rogaine cause hair loss initially?
    i'm a 35 year old woman experiencing severe hair loss - my doctor told me to use rogaine for men .. i have been using it for the past 3 months .. and am seeing more hair loss than ever ... i read somewhere that this is a common initiall side effect - anybody out there who are experiencing the same ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes it happens. Talk with your doctor about it.
      Good luck!


Hair Loss Vitamins Supplement

Hair loss can be anything but pleasant. The fact that we live in a society where hair loss is viewed as age, you will want to always have a head full of hair in order for you to look young for as long as possible. Also, you know that balding people are always the butt of jokes and you wouldnt want this to happen to you, right? So, if you have thinning hair, you will want to try out some of the available vitamins for hair loss that are already out in the market today.

First of all, before you run to the nearest pharmacy to buy hair loss prevention products, you will want to know about the different causes of hair loss as well as know why these vitamin supplements will be able to help you and how it will work to prevent hair loss or at least slow its process down.

You need to remember that hair is a part of our body. In order for it to stay healthy and strong, sufficient nutrition is needed. Try to consider the fact that people who go on a crash diet have thin hairs or have less volume of hair in their head. The reason for this is that people who go on a crash diet doesnt get the necessary nutrition they need for their body as well as for their hair. This will usually result in weak hair that can easily break or fall off.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I stop hair loss in a natural homeopathic way, any vitamins/supplement 22 year old male its hereditary?
    only one side of my family has this problem

    • ANSWER:
      Use the Nioxin hair system. You can find it at any high end salon. They have different levels of strength for different cases of hair loss.

  2. QUESTION:
    Will taking a vitamin E supplement and a multivitamin prevent hair loss?
    I'm probably not getting enough nutrients from my low-cal diet, although I do take a multivitamin every night.

    So recently my hair has been falling out in handfulls, which is most definitely not normal even for me.

    Will taking a vitamin E supplement, plus my multivitamin daily, prevent further hair loss... or will the extra vitamin E just get turned into fat?

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as we know hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago I suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed and Provilluss (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      Those are a good products that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here

      http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      (TrichoZed™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 30 to 45 days. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within 6 months. Further use shall maintain optimal health of your hair.)

      and here

      http://www.provillus.com/?aid=221781

      (Provillus™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 40. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within ~5 months.)

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      Also Informative video about Provillus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydvCHhbRkk

      good luck!

      not only my own personal experience + working as a family physician

      http://www.trichozed.info

      http://www.provilluss.info

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a vitamin supplement to take for hair loss?
    natural scalp and hair treatments? what to shampoo and condition with? things to avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the reason for your hair loss. Is it from a vitamin deficiency? Do you have and underlying health problem? Is it just natural balding? Do you have Alopecia? Best to check with a doctor and find out the reasons first.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there an affordable alternative to Nourkrin the hair vitamin supplement?
    I had good results w/Nourkrin but it is just too expensive to keep buying, is there another hair vitamin that is just as good but less expensive? I have some mild hair loss, heavy shedding and breakage. THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Just to share : Been on minoxidil for about a year and a half and have not seen even the smallest amount of regrowth that i almost fell into depression.

      My hair only started visibly growing after doubtfully trying out the various natural techniques to re-grow lost hair @ http://www.regrowmyhair.info

      I would highly recommend this easy to follow step-by-step guide with pictures to anyone who is suffering from hair loss right now.

      Anyway, its also a cheaper and effective way of re-growing lost hair compared to those unnatural ways which may involve harsh chemicals that may have side effects.

  5. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and supplements will help with hair loss?
    My hair has been falling out for the past month in clumps. i can pull out a ton everyday. I have an eating disorder but am not ready to recover, but this is really starting to embarras me!!

    I heard fish oil helps but I don't know, any advice would be appreciated, thanks!!
    :)

    • ANSWER:
      Zinc, iron, B vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients are responsible for hair growth. If these deficiencies occur ,for whatever reason, hair loss is likely. These deficiencies can result from many of the problems notably poor diet.

  6. QUESTION:
    Which is the best dietary supplement or vitamin known for severe women hair loss?
    I am very young, not even 18, and i've already tried many hair loss treatments without result.. Can you recommend any?

    • ANSWER:
      Several reasons can cause excessive hair lose. A severe illness or major surgery, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal problems, your current medicine intakes, certain hair treatments that use chemical dyes, bleaches, and straightening or curling agent, or autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair on the head to fall out, etc.

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

      B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair,especially B6, biotin, folic acid, B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin)
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2241

      For Vitamin B complex, I would recommend Isotonix line when available because Isotonix line it's the only oral supplements in the market with isotonic capability when mixing with certain amount of water. Any food or pills taken orally must be digested within our stomach and transported in an isotonic state before our body can absorb its nutrients, this process can take from 40 minutes to 4 hours. Remember our stomach is very high acidic, which means many nutritional values are lost during digestion.

      This means that when we drink a supplement that’s isotonic, our stomach does not need to digest it, so that it can enter our small intestines for absorption within minutes. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

      Another supplement I would recommend is to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
      Omega 3 provide anti-inflammatory property and it’s very important for healthy hair growth.

      I would recommend Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2247

      When shopping for fish oil in the market, always look at its EPA and DHA values, because these are the omega 3 readily benefit for human body. Also pay attention to the guarantee of free hard metal contamination.

      Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil provides three grams of EPA and DHA, which studies reveal to be the most efficient amount for optimal health and has been tested twice to ensure free of heavy metals.

      In additions, decrease your animal protein intake and try to replace with plant protein when possible. Excessive animal proteins might cause inflammation in your body, encourage hair lose.

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

      Handle your hair gently, allowing it to air-dry whenever possible and avoid hair product that contain chemical ingredients.

      If you are looking for a gentle shampoo without harsh chemicals and nature base ingredients, try Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo. This salon formula botanical shampoo, conditioner and finishing rinse in one for dry and chemically treated hair. It features a delicate, moisturizing blend of botanical extracts of evening primrose, heather, jasmine, and orchid to quench dry hair and scalp. It is enhanced with deodorizing freshener to remove chemical processing odors, cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors.

      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2190

      Last suggestive word is be patient and be consistent and persistent because you will probably not see immediately result because your body needs some time to adjust to your new diet and to heal. But be sure to be optimistic and always carry a positive emotion because your mood affects your hormone and also affect your health.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any vitamin supplements to prevent hair loss, if so could you recommend some?
    Can you recommend specific vitamin supplement(s) for prevention of hair loss for a normal healthy female who has no other health problems.
    Han_banana06

    You haven't read my question properly. Look in the details, I asked for a female Just because I am a guy (your assumption based on my avatar), shouldn't I be asking questions related to females? Ha! go take a good reading class or something before u try to critisize me.

    • ANSWER:
      =try vitamin b which is used supposedly used for hair growth. Also increase the protein in your diet. You can also use supplements like choline, and amino acid supplements. You can get these at a health food store.

  8. QUESTION:
    why do some vitamin supplements cause hair loss?
    some of the guys i work out with take supplements like testosterone boosters from gnc. ive read and heard they can cause hair loss as a side effect. why does this happen? and how could i stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Testosterone boosters do not - in and of themselves - cause excessive hair loss. Unless you have a genetic disposition for baldness - which means unless one or both of your granddads was bald - you are not going to lose any more hair than is normal for you to do so.

  9. QUESTION:
    What vitamins and supplements are good for healthy hair, or to stop hair loss, or to grow new hair?

    • ANSWER:
      About 50 to 100 milligrams a day of vitamin B6 taken for one or two months helps decrease hair fall. A medicine rich in sulfur is also recommended as sulfur plays an important part in the structure of the hair. Check out http://usefulinfo-hairloss.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  10. QUESTION:
    What vitamins can I use to stop hair loss?
    I have noticed some hair loss for a couple years now. It isn't anything serious, maybe a a little over 1/4 recession in the corner of the side of my head, where my bangs meet the side part of my hair. The thing is, it is only in this one corner of my head. Another thing is my family has no history of baldness.

    I am thinking that I lack certain vitamins and minerals. I am not a vegetable eater so I am guessing it has to do with that. Which vitamin supplements should I get to stop further hair loss? I already have Vitamin C supplements.
    Forelsket, you said it is genetic, but I already said my family has no history of hair loss. None as in zero. If none of my family carries the chromosome, then it is absolutely impossible for it to be genetic. Also, I said I don't eat many vegetables. I eat plenty of meat. I get more than my fair share of protein and iron.

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as we know hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago I suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed or/and Provilluss (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      Those are a good products that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here

      http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      and here

      http://www.provillus.com/?aid=221781

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my own personal experience + working as a family physician

  11. QUESTION:
    Does Biotin really work in helping hair growth for teenagers? If not, what vitamin supplement does and how?
    I've read that 25 mg a day of this vitamin helps with hair loss. Is it true?
    What does help hair to grow strong also if not this?

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin does help grow hair. Not the 25 mg, but 5,000 mg help. Answer my question and you can see how much my hair grew back. The first pic I was losing hair, but the other pics it grew back.
      Go to this link

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081119181516AApdGze

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good hair loss vitamin?
    has anyone taken any vitamins for hair loss that's worked? If so what brand and does? Biotin? etc...
    my hair has been shedding more than usual, and I want to try a supplement to see if it helps ( I use organic shampoo/conditioner, and I eat plenty of veggies/fish oil/ etc, and i don't style my hair much only blow dry on cool)

    • ANSWER:
      I will give several answers since this depends on the condition.

      For general reasons the best thing is Ecklonia Cava (Fibroboost).
      It protects against photo oxidation, inflammation from caused from diet, increases trans-cranial blood flow, increases oxygen to the capillaries and inhibits gelatinase-B enzyme (MMP-9) which causes follicle fallout. More info on that found here: http://www.immortalhair.org/theoryinpractice.htm

      Biotin would help if you have been an accutane user in the past or have taken antibiotics in the last year.

      If it's thyroid related, then iodine in the form of Lugol's solution.
      See this site for more information regarding that. http://www.immortalhair.org/physiology.htm

      It could be iron also, so have your ferritin levels measured, but only if you're female.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a supplement or vitamin i can take for lots of hair loss in the shower or when i brush it?
    I am in my low 30s filipina, that has noticed i am losing so much hair in the shower and or when i brush it.....its unerving, bc i dont want to be bald by the time im 35!!!! i mean i have heard of asians thinning but this is ridiculous

    • ANSWER:
      They say that if women have low iron they will lose hair. Maybe you can try and take iron pills and or biotion, which is supposed to be good for your hair, nails and skin.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods and vitamins for my skin and hair?
    my hair has recently been falling out and i was looking for vitamin supplements to prevent any more hair loss

    • ANSWER:
      Eat plenty of
      -Eggs and liver, for vitamin A
      -Dark green leafy vegetables, carrots and sweet potatoes for beta carotene
      -Vegetable oils, nuts an doily fish, for essential fatty acids
      -Shellfish, red meat and pumpkin seeds for zinc

  15. QUESTION:
    Hair loss issue, missing vitamins?
    I'm a university student with quite a bit of stress, and not the most balanced diet going on. I get that, and I'm slowly eating more healthy meals. But every winter I undergo losing a lot of hair, all over my head, and it thins so much that I become panicked.
    I researched what the cause could be, and I know stress is one of them, but a few people have suggested I need to take vitamin D as an extra supplement. Apparently this is considered "the miracle vitamin" for hair loss to stop.
    (As an extra note: I immigrated to Canada from South Africe a few years ago, and many people blame the lack of vitamin D on the lack of year-long sunshine during the winters here.)
    Is there anyone out there that knows it helps for a fact?
    What are your experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      The dietary

      We know that certain nutrients have an effect on the health of the scalp.The dietary treatment may be to have a varied and balanced diet, or to appeal squarely to supplements:

      * Vitamins : Well what should not cause hair growth, they are necessary for good health and slow down their fall. Vitamins involved are:
      * Vitamin A , present in fish liver oil, both the chicken, parsley, carrots, spinach, butter …
      * Vitamin B5 , found in brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, wheat, liver
      * Vitamin H , which also involved antiseborrheic.
      * Vitamin B6 , which also has a role antiseborrheic.
      * Vitamin C , present in fruits and vegetables.
      * Vitamin D , whose synthesis is promoted through the skin by sun exposure.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some good vitamins for my skin and hair?
    my hair has recently been falling out and i was looking for vitamin supplements to prevent any more hair loss

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Saw Palmetto, does it really help to control hair loss or is it waste of money ?
    Not sure if I should spend the money monthly on this product .My hair is falling out so much .Combined with vitamins supplements and good diet will this product stop hair loss .

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tony,

      Saw Palmetto. The oil of the saw palmetto is treats minor hyperplasia in men. The palmetto is known to react with sex hormones including DHT which causes hair loss. The saw palmetto oil guarantees the same result as that of the use of the propecia or finasteride drug.

  18. QUESTION:
    Help with a serious hair loss?
    I have very thin hair and had problem with a hair loss since I remember. I am 27 and my hair are quite long but very sparce. On top of that I keep on loosing them all the time. I take vitamins, extra proteins, hair supplements, kelp, nothing helps! What shall I do? Is there anything that can prevent hair loss? Please advice as I am very concerned about my problem.

    • ANSWER:
      You could have alopecia. Have you spoken to a doctor? If you really do have it, it's a documented medical condition and you're certainly not alone. Definitely check into it with your MD.

  19. QUESTION:
    what can i do to stop my hair loss?
    i know it's normal to lose hair but the amount of hair i lose scares me. Would using some kind of hair growth supplement work? like Boost hair vitamins, or hair formula 37? i'm only 15

    • ANSWER:
      Losing hair can be based off of a lot of factors. If you are a male, it could simply be male-pattern baldness; however, females deal with this as well sometimes. Illness can make you lose hair (when I had mono, I lost hair like crazy) as well as stress (stress causes my hair to break sometimes). Make sure that you are eating well. Avoid heat-styling or any chemical processes such as perming or coloring. You may want to invest in a nutritional supplement. I have tried many over the years; my favorite right now is Nioxin Intensive Therapy Recharging Complex ( for 30 caplets at Ulta). While I have never used the Nioxin shampoos, I hear they are great for hair loss. They are a bit pricey, but can be purchased in salons (I know Ulta carries it).

  20. QUESTION:
    Advice for hair loss??? PLEASE HELP! :"(?
    Does anyone have any good advice for someone whos hair is falling out like mad?? I am so afraid to take a shower because my hair falls out so badly and after I take a shower I barely have to run my fingers through my hair and I tons and tons of hair falls out. I used to have like 60% more hair than what I have now. It is really scaring me because I don't know why Im losing so much. I'm not too stressed out much, no one in my family has hair loss problems, and I supplement vitamins everyday. My mom says I should just cut it really short but I think I would look TERRIBLE with short short hair. Would that even help the hair loss problem?Oh and also, I used to brush my hair after taking a shower all the time until I heard that was bad for it so I stopped. But I am still losing a lot of hair. Someone please let me know what you think. I will be sooo appreciative. Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Hair loss because of malnutrition? Vitamins to help?
    Hi, two years ago I was diagnosed with anorexia. Since then I've been going through the recovery process, but in August I relapsed. Since then I've lost a significant amount of weight. Of course I see the usual effects that I personally have experienced, but now for the first time my hair is thinning out.
    I've always had really thick hair, but the past 3 or 4 days now there's been a lot of hair loss to the point where it's noticeable (to me at least). I'm really worried. I did take multi-vitamins, but lately they've been making me extremely sick (vomiting.. ew) so I stopped taking them about 2 weeks ago.

    Are there any vitamins that helps with hair loss, but doesn't cause hair growth else where (i.e: arms, face, back. I'm trying to avoid lanugo or avoid the start of it at least.) Or vitamins to strengthen hair? I'm willing to try herbal supplements and stuff, too.

    But, aside from all that, I'm not entirely sure the hair loss/thinning is from my relapse. I also got my hair dyed 3 weeks ago, for the first time. There has been a like, grease build up and my hair is usually never greasy. Do you know if that could be it too? Or would it least be a possibility? I'm trying not to jump to malnutrition, since it never happened in the past, even when I was at a lower weight than I am now.

    *I don't think it needs to be said but please don't tell me how bad anorexia is/that the only way to get it is to get help. I'm fully aware of the effects, and how bad it is for myself. Yes, I am looking for recovery again, but I'm not ready yet.

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin often helps a hair loss problem.

  22. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in women?
    My wife (58 yrs. old) is experiencing loss of hair in small patches on her scalp. I have no reason to suspect that stress could be a factor. My question is does she need to have hormone or thyroid tests or should we try vitamin supplements and if so, what vitamins would help this condition?

    • ANSWER:
      It's genetic, hair loss is causes by a hormonal imbalance of DHT which both men and women have. It causes hair to grow weaker until it stops growing altogether. I know that Bosley offers a shampoo/conditioner system specifically designed for women that might be worth checking out. My dad used them for his own male pattern baldness, underwent the procedure, and so far everything's help up without trouble and the new hairline looks good without seeming too perfect.

  23. QUESTION:
    Supplements to help with hair loss from an eating disorder..?
    Hi,

    I have been suffering from Anorexia on and off for a couple of years now, and just within the past 6 months my hair has started to fall out and become very thin. Is there any kind of vitamin or supplement that helps with hair growth? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin is supposed to be good for your hair and nails

  24. QUESTION:
    Will taking biotin stop hair loss in women?
    Please tell me if there is any solution for women with hair loss. I have been taking hair supplements, extra proteins, vitamins and minerals etc. I have also been using all sorts of oils, massaging scalp regurarly etc. I think I have tried all possible solutions for hair loss but somehow none of them seem to help me with hair loss. I've also seen my GP and he just said that I shouldn't worry about it as my blood test doesn't show anything wrong. Is there anyway I can stop my hair loss. I don't want to use Minoxidil. I was thinking if taking Biotin tablets can stop or reduce hair loss. Please help!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes,but it causes birth defects. there are products at the salon supply stores. at the health food store, there are pills that increase your hormone and thyroid function,those are the most common causes of hair loss,in my case it's thyroid. minoxidil is not bad if you are not pregnant,or going to get pregnant.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the best vitamins/supplements to help make hair grow longer and thicker?
    What could cause a 22 yr old girl's hair to start getting really, really thin??? My hair has never been really thick and full, and lately I have noticed that it is starting to get unusually thin and sparse. :( (

    I have tried a number of different shampoos and always use a good conditioner, so mistreatment is not what is causing this problem. I have never even had it dyed or done anything else that could unnaturally damage it. It is not shedding very much now, but I noticed a lot of shedding earlier this yr. I think that is part of why it is soo thin now. I just don't know what caused it, or why it doesn't seem to be growing back thickly like it should. The only causes I can think of are that I did not take care of myself(didn't eat well, get enough sleep, and was under a lot of stress from college) during the spring of this yr. I was also on accutane last yr. Could it be possible that my hair loss is caused by taking accutane a yr ago?

    I have heard that prenatal vitamins are good for my problem and am thinking about trying them. Is there a certain kind that works best? Also are there any herbal supplements for growing hair that actually work? Thanks for any answers or suggestions!

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoos & conditioners are meant to clean & condition your hair. They say anything to make the consumers buy their product, it's part of marketing, window treatment, NOT MEANT to grow hair as you've experienced.

      Prenatal works because women suddenly stopped 'abusing' their hair by adding chemicals on their hair because they're now pregnant.

      You get all your vitamins & minerals & proteins FREE from the good foods you eat from Mother Nature, not made by man, and no shampoo can help grow hair, not even those made for horses. Horses don't abuse their hair, using heating tools, and they eat better than people, but it won't add more hair & make their hair longer faster.

      Foods for Healthy Hair - the website had moved.
      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthie…
      Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains all supply B-complex vitamins, like biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as vitamin A, copper and zinc, which are all necessary for remedying dry, brittle hair and nourishing a healthy scalp. Some prime examples of foods that contain these nutrients for healthy hair include:
      ·                     Folic Acid - asparagus, beets, broccoli, avocados, Brussels sprouts, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, oranges, fresh peas, turkey and spinach.
      ·                     Biotin - cauliflower, liver, salmon, carrots, bananas, cereals, yeast, and soy flour. Keep in mind that biotin content is reduced when food is cooked or preserved.
      ·                     Vitamin B12 - foods rich in vitamin B12 include animal protein (such as beef, lamb, and veal), clams and oysters, liver, fish, milk, and egg yolks.
      •Vitamin A - butter, egg yolks, fish, fortified milk, organ meats (such as liver), and dark green, orange, red, and yellow fruits and vegetables, which all contain beta-carotene.
      •Copper - oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes, and organ meats are good sources of copper. Dark leafy greens, dried fruits such as prunes, cocoa, black pepper, and yeast are also sources of copper in the diet.
      •Zinc – beef, eggs, liver, pork, poultry, and oysters. Also is also abundant in other high-protein foods, like cheese, legumes and nuts.
      If having a lush, beautiful mane of healthy hair is important to you, don’t just look to hot oil treatments and shine emollients. Eat these foods for healthy hair and say “bye-bye” to bad hair days.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxics found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i prevent hair loss?
    i have not started losing my hair yet. i'm 22, full head. are there any vitamins / supplements i can take to PREVENT hair loss in the future? or anything i can do? thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Stop wearing hats.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural remedies for hair loss on Dogs?
    My friends Malamute has hair loss in several spots. Its not red or infected so pretty sure its not Mange. The dog has also been taken off corn type dog food...any kind of natural remedies or vitamin type supplements anyone can advise?

    • ANSWER:
      Another good choice would be to mix fish oil with the dogs water, not too much. A half a tea spoon every week works wonders.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there REALLY a cure for hair loss in men?
    I am in my 30's and very suicidal because of losing my hair....toupees, formualas, ROGAINE, vitamin supplements, physician visits, nothing helps...I decided to never have kids or get martried for this is so embarassing...much like my lack o fbeing able to build muscles...(ECTOMORPH CURSE)--poor genetics....workouts..all routines...heavy on/off days..supplements..nothing eve rhelped....

    • ANSWER:
      My heart breaks for you because there are so many women out there who love men just like you. My husband is balding, and I am a "good looking chick" who sees him as handsome and all that.

      There are treatments for baldness and weight which require effort and money, but wouldn't you be delighted if you woke up one morning and loved yourself just the way you were? I promise you, there are women who can love you just the way you are, so please consider doing it yourself.

      I agree. Your problem isn't your baldness. Your upsetness about this an indication of significant self esteem problems. If you are suicidal. you need to get help soon, really, from a professional therapist or doctor, and not for baldness.

      Good luck, my friend.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it obvious to have hair loss while on a diet?
    If it is, what can I do to avoid it? I've been on a diet (self made, but I do eat loads of veggies and fruits to get all vitamins) for the past 4 months or so.

    recently (since a month may be) I've been having a severe hair loss. I don't have a doctor to consult here, what should I do?

    Do you think having a multivitamin and biotin supplement help me?

    also, when I'll start eating more, will my hair grow back?

    please please give all your suggestions, advice.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a time-honored tradition to make resolutions at this time of year. If your resolution is to lose weight - and keep it off, then keep reading! Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way.

      1. Lose weight with water.
      Water is essential for everybody - it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven't been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

      By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

      2. Soup up your weight loss program.
      A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don't eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

      3. Eat early to keep weight off.
      The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

      4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
      Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

      5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
      Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don't last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function - not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

      Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

      Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

      6. Walk off the weight.
      The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

      Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

      I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

      May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

      -Dr. Mao

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      Source(s):
      Yahoo! health

  30. QUESTION:
    is it obvious to have hair loss while on a diet?
    If it is, what can I do to avoid it? I've been on a diet (self made, but I do eat loads of veggies and fruits to get all vitamins) for the past 4 months or so.

    recently (since a month may be) I've been having a severe hair loss. I don't have a doctor to consult here, what should I do?

    Do you think having a multivitamin and biotin supplement help me?

    also, when I'll start eating more, will my hair grow back?

    please please give all your suggestions, advice.

    • ANSWER:
      You are not getting the right proteins in your body. Are you eating a balanced diet? Try drinking and eating soy products, it gives good quality protein. Personally I would recommend you see a dietitian. They can help you create a more balanced diet to prevent hair loss.

  31. QUESTION:
    is there a food supplement for hair that contains zinc,vitamin b,e, iodine,biotin niacin etc?
    before 20 my hairs were banging but as i crossed 20 i noticed my right temple getting bald followed by hairfall more than normal before that i used to loose about 10 hairs daily but now the more i brush the more they break means no limit.i have been reading alot of article and figure out 2 factors diet and dht .i know dht is very dangerous for hairs but can easily be controlled by zinc.so i need a supplement meant to stop hair loss and grow hairs that should contain biotin ,iron,zinc,vitamin b,e

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as we know hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago I suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed and Provilluss (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)
      Those are a good products that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here

      http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      (TrichoZed™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 30 to 45 days. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within 6 months. Further use shall maintain optimal health of your hair.)

      and here

      http://www.provillus.com/?aid=221781

      (Provillus™ will produce noticeable hair growth in 40. A consistent use of TrichoZed™ ensures permanent results within ~5 months.)

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      Also Informative video about Provillus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydvCHhbRkk

      good luck!

      not only my own personal experience + working as a family physician

      http://www.trichozed.info

      http://www.provilluss.info

  32. QUESTION:
    Why does Lisinopril cause hair loss?
    What vitamin / nutritional supplements can be taken to reduce the hair loss that Lisinopril users tend to suffer?

    • ANSWER:
      Most doctors don't recognize that Lisinopril can cause thinning hair or Hair Loss, until they do the research. It's a very rare side effect, and (I'm guessing here) probably not recognized as the medication causing it sometimes.

      However, it is listed by many experts as a side effect by medical professionals in medical articles.
      The hair will grow back when the medication is stopped. I may take a while though, like a month or two.

      Now, about vitamins, here is an article I've came across, hope it helps:

      Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, you should be mindful that you are getting enough of the essential vitamins for hair loss prevention. Contrary to popular belief, hair loss affects just as many women as it does men, and should be treated with an ounce of prevention before it occurs. While all vitamins play an important role in staying healthy, there are only a few vitamins that help to prevent hair loss. One of the best ways you can help to ensure that your lovely locks stay intact, and on your head, is to take appropriate amounts of the following vitamins for hair loss prevention.

      Folic Acid

      Folic Acid is the number one most important vitamin for hair loss prevention. It has long been hailed as a vital part of women's health, especially for pregnant women, but few people realize that it can also play a big role in keeping your hair on top of your head where it belongs. Taking folic acid vitamins for hair loss prevention can not only greatly decrease your chances of experiencing hair loss to begin with, as well as help to prevent future hair loss. Folic acid can be found in many foods, including nuts and soybeans; or can be bought in over the counter supplements.

      Vitamin A

      The second of the important vitamins for hair loss prevention is vitamin A. Vitamin A plays a vital role in maintaining healthy hair, skin, and vision. But it also plays an important part in preventing hair loss by promoting healthy cell growth around hair follicles, keeping them from becoming dry and brittle. Vitamin A can be found in many foods but is most prominent in fruits and vegetables. To get a healthy amount of A vitamins for hair loss prevention, you should make certain that you eat plenty of carrots, tomatoes, peppers and salads as well as eggs and organ meats like liver.

      Vitamin E

      Also included in the vitamins for hair loss prevention is vitamin E. Vitamin E can be found in leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach as well as in nuts and whole grains. Vitamin E is essential for promoting healthy blood flow, which in turn helps to ensure that the scalp has adequate blood circulation as well.

      As you can see, there are a number of vitamins for hair loss prevention that you can take either as supplements or by eating a healthy diet. If you have any questions as to whether or not you are getting enough of these vitamins for hair loss prevention in your diet consult a physician. As with any supplements, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should practice extreme caution before taking any vitamins for hair loss.

  33. QUESTION:
    Personal experiences from those who've taken vitamins for male pattern baldness?
    Hi, I'd really be interested to know if there are any males out there with baldness that have taken vitamins or natural supplements for hair loss? For example, biotin, inositol, B-complex, Hairtopia, anbd Hair Formula 37 are a few natural supplements out there that claim to regrow hair. Personal reviews seem to show that these make hair thicker, shinier, and faster-growing. I'm wondering if they have helped anyone with MPB? Any successes? Any dissapointments? Any feedback would be great, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry there is no evidence that vitamins are of any use.It is a combination of genetics and testosterone. MINOXIDIL has been used with some success but relapses when stopped

  34. QUESTION:
    Are there any vitamins or healthcare supplements that will help stimulate hair growth FOR MEN?
    I know hair loss is hereditary but is there anything or any product that can be done or taken to prevent it or slow it down?

    • ANSWER:
      Dihydrotestosterone or dht is the chemical that causes hairloss. It attaches to your hair follicle and clogs it up. This clogging causes the growing hair to become thinner and thinner until the follicle is completely closed causing hair not to grow there again. Your sensitivity to dht is what is genetic. You don't want to get testerone treatments as the by product of testerone is dht. To increase the testerone is to increase the problem. Saw palmetto does help increase hair growth and thickness but only to places where there is a healthy follicle. A dht clogged follicle would not qualify. Propecia really is the best answer. It keeps the dht from binding to the hair follicle and allows the hair growth to resume naturally. It does not make hair grow, it lets hair grow without chemical restriction. A 30 pill Rx. is about .00 at Sam's Clubs nationwide. Most other pharmacies will price match if you ask. Even in areas where your hair is fuzz thin, propecia can open up the follicle and allow a full head of hair to return. You don't have to be bald. After you have acheived the growth that you want, you can take the pill every other day to maintain follicle health. Massage is good for stimulation and can/should be included in regular hair maintenance but this alone will not stop dht binding. Propecia will, and it has been in use long enough for you to get lots of info on it including long term effects up to 15 years out. Hope this helps.

  35. QUESTION:
    Excessive hair loss at 17?
    I've been experiencing extreme hair loss. My blood tests are fine except for the RDW which is 17%. Haven't had my period for about 4 months! and I'm experiencing excessive thirst. I've went to a health doctor he said it's because of my diet (lost 22 kg over the summer). But I'm taking vitamins and iron supplements. My hair is shedding from the white bulb excessively and I'm freaking out. I'm only 17!

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    what food/vitamin/ mineral deficiency would cause hair loss?
    I know i haven't been eating correctly the last few months (ex: skipping meals, eating snacks like crackers, to fill me instead of meals) due to a busy schedule and some stress. I'm just wondering what i could do to prevent more hair from falling off my head? are their certain foods or vitamin supplements i could take? Please let me know! Anything suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      here this should help! oh by the way, i was loosing hair (when combing) a LOT and i started taking a multivitamine and head and sholders medicated shampoo, and my hair is amazing now.
      this should help:!

      Vitamin A- An antioxidant that helps maintain natural oils in the scalp. Can be found in milk, eggs, cheese, meats, spinach, broccoli, and cabbage.

      Calcium – Helps hair growth. Can be found in dairy, nuts, and beans.

      Vitamin C – One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. Maintains healthy hair and skin. Can be found in fruits, potatoes, and green vegetables.

      Chromium – Helps regulate blood sugar levels, which affects hair loss. Can be found in beef and whole wheat bread.

      Vitamin E- An antioxidant that benefits scalp circulation. Can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, beans, and green vegetables.

      Copper – Strengthens the hair and prevents hair loss. Can be found in shellfish, green vegetables, eggs, beans, and chicken.

      Biotin – Produces keratin, which makes up the hair, skin, and nails. Can be found in eggs, whole grains, rice, and milk.

      Iodine – Prevents dry hair and hair loss. Can be found in fish, seaweed, garlic, and iodized salt.

      Inositol – Promotes follicle health. Can be found in whole grains and citrus fruits.

      Iron – Prevents hair loss and anemia. Can be found in eggs, fish, chicken, whole grains, green vegetables, and dried fruits.

      Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – Improves scalp circulation. Can be found in fish, chicken, turkey, and other meats.

      Magnesium – Helps hair growth by working with calcium. Can be found in whole grains, green vegetables, nuts, and fish.

      Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) – Prevents hair loss. Can be found in whole grains, eggs, and certain meats.

      Manganese – Improves hair growth. Can be found in whole grains, eggs, nuts, beans, fish, and chicken.

      Vitamin B6 – Prevents hair loss. Can be found in whole grains, vegetables, eggs, and certain meats.

      Potassium – Promotes circulation and helps hair growth. Can be found in bananas, brown rise, garlic, nuts, dried fruits, raisins, and yogurt.

      Vitamin B12 – Prevents hair loss. Can be found in eggs, fish, chicken, and milk.

      Selenium – Promotes scalp health. Can be found in fish, whole grains, certain meats, and broccoli.

      Silica – Creates stronger hair. Can be found in seafood, rice, and green vegetables.

      Sulfur – Creates stronger hair. Can be found in garlic, eggs, onions, milk, cheese, and fish.

      Zinc – Prevents dry hair and oily skin by working with Vitamin A. Can be found in mushrooms, spinach, whole grains, and red meat.

  37. QUESTION:
    Hair supplements? For hair loss?
    I use to have so much hair and now i have half of what i use to have. Im very scared. Do any of you know any supplements i cant take? imtaking iron and vitamin Bcomplex. I only use heat oncce a week. And i havnt dyed it for about 1 year.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Hair loss problem?
    Are there any natural supplements (vitamins) or diets to slow down the process of hair loss? Also - what hair products are good for thinning hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy hair grows in a cyclical pattern; a strand of hair grows for a while, then it falls out and its root takes a rest before sprouting again. Balding occurs when hair roots never “wake up” again! This is the case with “male pattern baldness,” which is especially common when hair growth begins to slow, around age 50 or 60. It is the male hormone testosterone, helped along by certain genes, that encourages hair roots to shut down. Genetic researcher and dermatologist Mary Sawaya, M.D., headed a team from the University of Florida in Miami that discovered certain enzymes in balding scalps that double testosterone’s potency and thus discourage hair growth. Because of this enzyme-testosterone connection, this harmless but distressing problem afflicts mostly men—and a lot of them. Over half of North American men are destined to go bald.

  39. QUESTION:
    Breastfeeding, hair loss, and bruising?
    I am breastfeeding a 5 month old and I have noticed that I bruise SUPER easy. I have bruises all over my legs and some on my arms and I dont even know what they are from. I also have really bad hair loss. I lose tons everyday! its all over my house.
    I had my iron checked and they said it was high and I shouldnt be taking anything with iron in it (this was before I ever noticed the bruising and the hair loss wasnt bothering me at this point. I think it was when my son was about 2 months old)

    any ideas? I'm wondering if I should be taking some vitamin supplement or something. I don't take anything right now.
    thanks for any responses!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, it's quite normal for you to lose your hair after having a baby. This, I believe, is due to the fact normally you shed so many hairs a day but when you're pregnant this stops - so after you've had the baby you are only actually losing the hair that you should have naturally shed in the previous 9 months - so yes, there is quite a bit and it does go on for some months!
      As for your bruising, seeing as you've had your iron levels checked could it be plain old tiredness/clumsiness with having a new baby? If not, I would mention it to the GP or your HV.
      Regarding supplements, I would discuss this further with your GP especially with you breastfeeding. Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is a good shampoo for thinning hair?
    Has anyone used a shampoo to help with hair loss that has worked? I am noticing my hair thinning and lots of hair in my brush. Started taking extra vitamin supplements, specially biotin. Now I need to use a special shampoo if there is any that will help stop further hair loss. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      use volumizing hair shampoo and conditioner and a deep conditioner

  41. QUESTION:
    please help with hair loss problem!?
    I've been dropping hair a lot lately and my hair's starting to thin. I suspect it's diet related because I started to stop eating rice (I eat meat and veg and all that, just not rice) and substitute lunch with snacks like biscuits and apple crumble. Does anyone knows if not eating rice would result in hair loss?

    And how long does my hair need to grow back if I take vitamin supplements? I'm current on Minoxidil too.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom has the same problem! You should just try to relax and ask some of your family members to masage your back or something! You should also sleep more! Sleep for like 8 to 11 hours! Or go to a spa!

  42. QUESTION:
    What VITAMINS and/or SUPPLEMENTS are recommended for skin elasticity and healthier hair?
    I'm dieting and don't want to end up with any skin issues from weight loss, and I want my hair to stop suffering!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      hair skin and nails is what i take. I get it from a vitamin supplement store. my hair grows like 2 inches a month and it's so strong and thick compared to what it used to be. Plus my complexion is so nice now.

  43. QUESTION:
    Nervous to start accutane because of hair loss potential?? Help?
    Hi I'm a 21 year old female and I'm about to start a lower dose regimen of either 20 mg or 30 mg of accutane per day. I am VERY scared about the potential to lose hair; mild to moderate hair loss seems to be a common side effect. My question is, have any of you who have been on accutane, especially at a lower dose, experienced hair loss? I am hoping that the lower dose will reduce my chances of observing this side effect. Also, if I take prenatal vitamins along with a biotin supplement, along with dousing my hair in hair oil in order to prevent breakage, do you think this could prevent hair loss? Please help; I need to be on this medication to treat my persistent acne but I'm terrified of losing my hair. Thank you for your help. :)
    No I'm not pregnant! Prenatal vitamins have high levels of nutrients that stimulate hair growth.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    hair loss problems..what should i doo?
    i have really fine hair and it always seems to fall out more and more each day. its really annoying and ive tried taking vitamin supplements and i dont eat that badly. what can i do to prevent my hair from coming out? is there something i can eat or a supplement i can take? is there a way i can make it healthier/thicker?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Hair loss, not eating meat can it be related? ?
    I have noticed that my hair is so thin, I used to have the longest hair, then I cut it off because I noticed it was becoming thin. I also cut it off because i thought that it would make it grow back faster. I have only been eating fish, some eggs, and some cheese- as my meats? I feel like im getting all my nutritional needs but why is my hair so thin? I take a multivitamin, a B vitamin supplement, Folic acid, fish oil, and some calcium. what can I do to make it grow?
    My doc just seems to think its not big deal?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Hair loss/thinning as a vegan?
    To summarise my situation, I went vegan in early August last year. For the first few months I was the healthiest I have ever been. I felt great and started becoming more active, then made the decision to lose a bit of weight in October (something I had wanted to do for a long time, but struggled with when I was still being tempted by dairy chocolates and greasy chicken). I got a bit carried away to say the least and ended up at a BMI of 17 earlier this year. While I was at that low weight, my hair started thinning. I attributed it to me being underweight and not eating enough, but while I was getting back to a healthy weight and eating much more, including much more protein than I had been eating, the hair thinning has only slowed and not stopped. There is still substantial hair loss whenever I wash my hair (it has nothing to do with the products I use, I've been using the same products in my hair since August). It's not too noticeable yet but obviously I don't want to let my hair keep falling out, because at this rate it will be quite noticeable within the next few months or even weeks.

    Anyway, I am going to ask my doctor about it next time I see her, which will be in two or three weeks time, but for now, does anyone know what could be the problem here? I eat quite a bit of protein, sometimes over 60g in a day but usually somewhere between 30 and 50g. I take a women's daily multivitamin as well a vitamin d supplement prescribed by my doctor. I've tried Googling this but every article I read talks about protein when I really don't think that's my problem! (as stated, I get enough protein!) Could it be a sort of delayed effect from the emotional and physical stress I was going through in January/February with being underweight? And if so, if I keep eating healthily will the hair loss stop? Btw, I'm still vegan and plan to stay that way :)

    • ANSWER:
      hair can take a while to get back to 'normal' thickness after its been thin

      if your not eating right, that will definately be making it thin, hair and skin depend on all the vits same as you do

      iron and oxygen are important for hair,
      im not a doctor but having recurrent iron deficency anemia means i understand some of that in a small way

      your blood needs to be able to carry the nutrients to all your body,
      and if it cant do it well, your body puts certain things to the top of the list, like lungs, heart, brain etc etc
      and hair , skin etc are not so important next to those

      as you said, its not protien thats likely to be your problem, tho if your not eating well and getting very thin, it will be part of it

      you can start trying to eat more green leafy veges, spinich is a great one, and kale, both high in iron

      and maybe taking some iron suppliments, tho id want till you see the doctor and get an iron test before that
      otherwise you may not get a very accurate test if your already taking iron

      the reason you cant find it easily is cos sadly the medical world isnt yet fully caught up to iron and hair /health issues

      if you keep eating the right things yes it should get better and even stop
      but if you have heavy periods and dont make up for that iron loss, it will keep happening, (hence recurrent anemia)
      so it can be a long term issue , but once you get it under control, its not so difficult to deal with it

      :-)

  47. QUESTION:
    i keep lossing hair and a friend told me taking vitamins would help,i bought Centrum ultra for women's....?
    will that help me with stopping the hair loss....and for regrowth

    Is the ----Centrum Multivitamin/multimineral supplement

    • ANSWER:
      year ago I suffered from hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also I used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/why.php

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

      http://www.trichozed.info

  48. QUESTION:
    I am experiencing hair loss from having gastric bypass, will it grow back?.?
    I had gastric bypass ten months ago. Three months ago I started experiencing hair loss, which seems to have finally slowed down. I do not have bald spots, but my hair is very noticeably thinner and not very healthy looking. I realize that this was a possibility when I had the surgery, and I have read a lot about it. What I would like to know is, are their any professional hair stylists that may read this, and have had clients that went through this, and what was the outcome. I would just like some reassurance that it will grow back from anyone who has experienced this. I just had labs done and everything was good. I am taking very high quality vitamins and supplements along with extra biotin and silica complex. Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

  49. QUESTION:
    need help with hair loss in my dog?
    my dog has been suffering form hair loss since last spring. It started on her belly and arms and keeps spreading up her chest and around her arms and legs. It is very symmetrical from side to side. She also has little skin tags wherever she loses her hair. I have had her to the vet and a dermatologist and they found nothing. We did find one flea on her but if she had a allergy to them that would be over by now wouldn't it. The vet seems to think it is just the breed or bad genes but I don't want it to get worse. I was noticing that the area she goes to the bathroom outside is very wet in the spring and does not drain the best. Could she be stepping in too much pee from the winter as the snow melts. Also, awhile ago not sure when though when I was putting water softener salt in the water softener I dropped a few pellets and before I could pick them up she was over there. I don't know if she ate one but if she did could she have ingested too much sodium and had a reaction to that. We have tried different foods to see if it helps and are giving her a vitamin A supplement via dermatologist. Anyone have any ideas what else it could be. She is such a cutie I don't want her to go bold. Open to any ideas. Thanks for looking.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe any of stuff you mention is the problem. Some breeds have certain types of alopecia that is hereditary like the vet told. It is usually tied in with thyroid issues but not always. I have a client now that has a Havanese that barely has any hair left on his body. She has spend thousands trying to find a fix but with certain alopecia there is no cure. Sorry but you are probably stuck with it.

  50. QUESTION:
    What Would Cause Hair Loss in Healthy Little Dogs ?
    We have 2 female Miniature Pincher's about 3 years old. They both have a hair loss , and it is in a pattern on them, it has been progressive so that now only the backs of both dogs have a normal amount of hair. With one of them, it began when she had a cyst operated on and removed at the base of her neck, on top, where shots are normally given. The vet surgeon told us that at that time, perhaps some bacteria entered with the needle and that was the probable cause. Whatever. Then her sister started the same thing. Our vet advised that it may be a hormonal problem, not uncommon in little dogs, they are both under 5 pounds, and he gave us medicated shampoo and advised use of benadryl. The hair loss continued but slowed, maybe.

    Now I have been reading about hair loss and for humans, we need protein, iron, most of all, increased in our diet. I have been giving vitamin supplements to them that I got from the vet but so far, no obvious regrowth. Oh, yes, also omega fish oil, that was recommended to give them *and for us to take also*.
    Another interesting thing to me. We have another min pin who mostly plays outside and he has experienced NO hair loss. I am wondering about all this.

    I have learned so much from others on Yahoo Answers in the past, I hope someone may point me in the right direction again. In the past for example, I had never heard of Capstar until one kind girl on YA told me and I shall forever be grateful to her. Capstar solved our problems. We have 9 dogs and as many cats. Thanks all.
    Kathleen, I did suspect allergies and we put the dogs on California Natural varieties, no artificial anything and a bit expensive. The love it but still aren't growing the hair back. It's been a while. Baths are not more than once a week, or two, they are indoors most of the time so aren't dirty. We use the medicated shampoo from the vet and also the AllNatural Oatmeal Organic. We take more care for our little dogs than we do for ourselves !
    Jake ! You may have hit the target. I have been gone a lot, doing surgery in Central America, then 3 more weeks doing dental work, and a month with my grown kids away also. I wonder if it could be. The dogs definitely are ''my'' dogs, and prefer me to any family members when I am home. Although they seem to love everybody, almost, it's clear that they consider me The Place to Be. You have opened up a new area of consideration for us Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Only moulting, or contact with such as acids/alkalis, can cause hair loss in a HEALTHY dog.

      What you describe is NOT moulting.
      I doubt that it is a contact problem.

      Ergo - your pet is NOT healthy.

      We cannot smell and see your pet, so have no idea which of many possibilities is the cause.

      Allergy to food.
      Allergy to poisons/toxins where she lies.
      Auto-immune response.
      Mange.
      Mite infestation.
      Pancreatic insufficiency.
      Yeast growth

      The vet should have checked for mange, mites & yeasts, but cannot check for the allergies except over a lengthy period. The area the problem started from doesn't sound like a pancreas problem - but I'm not a vet.

      Were it ONLY the one that had the operation, a stress-invoked auto-immune response could be suspected. As the pair are sisters, it could still be the immune system - especially if the pedigree shows intense inbreeding.

      But WE can't help you - diagnosis requires inspection & testing.

      Although the
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/The_GSD_Source address is set up for GSDs, all breeds are subject to almost the whole range of medical problems. So have a look in the Links => Diseases_&_Disorders section.
      Most of the suggestions above don't have labels of their own - for them, click the Veterinary_Site_Search label, make a choice , and start searching.

      DON'T attempt to make a diagnosis yourself - but you will have an idea of things to suggest to your vet when you go back; and once a diagnosis IS made the site will help you better understand what is going on in your pets.
      Les P, owner of GSD_Friendly: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/GSD_Friendly
      "In GSDs" as of 1967


Hair Loss Vitamins For Women

There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not vitamins can help prevent or stop hair loss in women. What is the real score here? Is preventing hair loss as simple as eating a good diet and taking vitamins for hair loss in women?

Androgenetic Alopecia

Majority of both men and women who lose their hair have andorgenetic alopecia. In this condition, the hormone DHT binds itself to the hair follicles and damages them. The condition is especially marked in those who are genetically predisposed to hair loss. Since genes and hormones are the main factors in this form of hair loss, some individuals have stopped seeing vitamins as a factor that can prevent hair loss.

Contributing Factors

If your condition is caused by androgenetic alopecia, vitamins for hair loss in women don't really have much of an effect. They are however still necessary to address the contributory factors that can make hair loss worse in women. It is generally known that aside from genes and hormones, female hair loss can be made worse by stress, trauma, emotional distress and serious illness. The only way to fight these contributory factors is through vitamins for hair loss in women.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the best vitamins for hair loss in women?
    i barely had a baby and i lost alot of hair during my pregnancy,
    i want to grow it back please help!

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    My husband has hair loss and i told him to take my nu hair vitamins for women is that safe.?
    Do you think he should stop using them or are they regular vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      anyway as we know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago my husband suffered very much from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/why.php

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

      http://www.trichozed.info

  3. QUESTION:
    What are best multi-vitamins for Women, esp for hair?
    How could I judge what is the best multivitamin for women, who suffer from hair loss and exhaustion. Please I need an advise from a Physician to tell me what is best, "Perfectil" for hair and nails- or Nutrition for your hair or Vitamins for your hair.
    - Efalex (for brain and eye): does it really strengthen the eye and brain- esp for those who use the computer for long

    • ANSWER:
      Try these ones.. They made my hair row a lot faster and it seemed a lot healthier.
      http://www.imedmart.com/HAIR-FITNESS/Hair-Fitness/120-tabs.html

  4. QUESTION:
    Any good Vitamins for women's hair loss/growth?
    I was wondering if there were any good vitamins (for women) that can make your hair grow and reduce hair loss? I'm under 18, so maybe could I get a doctors prescription for free? Also I'm black African, and African hair generally doesn't grow very much and there's always a fair bit amount of hair loss which is quite depressing for a teenager as I see people with long hair and wish my hair would be just as long. My hair is badly damaged and there are a lot of breakages which makes it extremely hard for it to grow. So if anyone could recommend any good things to use. But please only things that actually work as I don't want to waste money on something that won't work. Help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There are certain vitamins that help promote the growth of hair in the body. Changing to a healthier diet is vital not only for hair growth but also for the general well being of your body.

      Some of the most important include:

      - Essential Fatty Acids

      - The B Vitamins

      - Antioxidants

      - Sulfur

      - Zinc

      But vitamins and diet are only one part of it, you should also consider adding excercise and hair loss products into your hair growth solution.

      There's more detail regarding the vitamins and the hair growth stategy in the source link below:

  5. QUESTION:
    Which is the best dietary supplement or vitamin known for severe women hair loss?
    I am very young, not even 18, and i've already tried many hair loss treatments without result.. Can you recommend any?

    • ANSWER:
      Several reasons can cause excessive hair lose. A severe illness or major surgery, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal problems, your current medicine intakes, certain hair treatments that use chemical dyes, bleaches, and straightening or curling agent, or autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles causing hair on the head to fall out, etc.

      Supplements recommendations for hair lose:

      B vitamins are important for the health and growth of the hair,especially B6, biotin, folic acid, B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin)
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2241

      For Vitamin B complex, I would recommend Isotonix line when available because Isotonix line it's the only oral supplements in the market with isotonic capability when mixing with certain amount of water. Any food or pills taken orally must be digested within our stomach and transported in an isotonic state before our body can absorb its nutrients, this process can take from 40 minutes to 4 hours. Remember our stomach is very high acidic, which means many nutritional values are lost during digestion.

      This means that when we drink a supplement that’s isotonic, our stomach does not need to digest it, so that it can enter our small intestines for absorption within minutes. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

      Another supplement I would recommend is to increase omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
      Omega 3 provide anti-inflammatory property and it’s very important for healthy hair growth.

      I would recommend Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil
      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2247

      When shopping for fish oil in the market, always look at its EPA and DHA values, because these are the omega 3 readily benefit for human body. Also pay attention to the guarantee of free hard metal contamination.

      Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil provides three grams of EPA and DHA, which studies reveal to be the most efficient amount for optimal health and has been tested twice to ensure free of heavy metals.

      In additions, decrease your animal protein intake and try to replace with plant protein when possible. Excessive animal proteins might cause inflammation in your body, encourage hair lose.

      Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

      Handle your hair gently, allowing it to air-dry whenever possible and avoid hair product that contain chemical ingredients.

      If you are looking for a gentle shampoo without harsh chemicals and nature base ingredients, try Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo. This salon formula botanical shampoo, conditioner and finishing rinse in one for dry and chemically treated hair. It features a delicate, moisturizing blend of botanical extracts of evening primrose, heather, jasmine, and orchid to quench dry hair and scalp. It is enhanced with deodorizing freshener to remove chemical processing odors, cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors.

      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/index.cfm?action=shopping.wpGoShopProducts&prodID=2190

      Last suggestive word is be patient and be consistent and persistent because you will probably not see immediately result because your body needs some time to adjust to your new diet and to heal. But be sure to be optimistic and always carry a positive emotion because your mood affects your hormone and also affect your health.

  6. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I be taking for hair loss (woman)?
    I am a 26/f. I have been having hair loss for the past 6+months. Doesn't seem normal. When I take a shower, I run my fingers through my hair and 4-5strands come out at a time. I am wondering if it is because I wear my hair up in a ponytail 24/7?! It doesn't run in the family. I want to start taking a good vitamin to see if that is the cause. Any recommendations? Can wearing a normal ponytail cause the loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the ponytail if it is wrapped too tight could cause the hairs to come loose.

      Some good vitamins to help with hair loss is B Complex. I take prenatal vitamins even though I have never been pregnant. I checked with my doctor and she said it was ok. I found that to be very helpful for my hair.

      I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can hair loss in women be related to a vitamin dificiency?
    I have been experiencing some extreme hair loss for many months now and I've gone to get blood work which has turned out pretty okay (very mild iron dificiency), thyroid is good, so are hormones etc. My hair has aways fallen out easily since I was little and it almost seems that my hair aside from being fine and thin comes off from the roots (scalp). Could it be that there's a vitamin or mineral dificiency in me? If so, what kind and how can I take care of it? I'm concerned because I've never lost so much hair as I have now. I don't feel like I'm stressed, no trauma so what is it? Haven't given birth, no surgery etc. I'm actually now going to cut my hair shorter to hopefully help stop the hair loss but how can I make my hair stronger so it doesn't fall off my scalp so easily?
    My doctor just checked the testosterone level and that's is okay too.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe but not likely. You might need more protein. If you are on a vegetarian diet then that is probably the reason. I lost a beautiful head of hair by becoming vegetarian. Now it is taking me years to get my hair back and a lot of money on doctor visits.

      Stress can lead to hair loss. I lost tons of hair when I was eating too much tofu and soy products because it blocked my thyroid medication.

      My guess would be stress, even though you say no, you could be internalizing your stress.

      Try yoga and take prenatal vitamins. I have some friends who swear by them for healthier hair and nails.

      Yes, Rogaine will help but it is expensive and if you stop using it; all the hair you have grown will fall out.

  8. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP! What is the best hair vitamin for women? ?
    I'm experiencing hair loss and I want to buy a hair vitamin to stop my hair from thinning! can anyone recommend a good hair vitamin for women please???

    • ANSWER:
      im having the same problem.
      it sucks!!
      someone needs to asnwer thi question please help us!

  9. QUESTION:
    Will taking biotin stop hair loss in women?
    Please tell me if there is any solution for women with hair loss. I have been taking hair supplements, extra proteins, vitamins and minerals etc. I have also been using all sorts of oils, massaging scalp regurarly etc. I think I have tried all possible solutions for hair loss but somehow none of them seem to help me with hair loss. I've also seen my GP and he just said that I shouldn't worry about it as my blood test doesn't show anything wrong. Is there anyway I can stop my hair loss. I don't want to use Minoxidil. I was thinking if taking Biotin tablets can stop or reduce hair loss. Please help!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes,but it causes birth defects. there are products at the salon supply stores. at the health food store, there are pills that increase your hormone and thyroid function,those are the most common causes of hair loss,in my case it's thyroid. minoxidil is not bad if you are not pregnant,or going to get pregnant.

  10. QUESTION:
    Women hair loss I need help please! ?
    Hi,
    I'm 24 and I've always had a thin widows peak type of thing with my hair line and just recently I've noticed that it's getting worse. It's scaring me! Now, I'm on birth control, but for a good couple of months I haven't been taking it consistently, could this cause hair thinning?

    Also I've gone Pescatarian and I don't know if maybe that could be making my hair thin due to not enough vitamins?

    And lastly, I've always been a stressed out person, but for the last couple of months I've been a little extra stressed.

    Could all of these be possibilities of my hair loss? And if so and if you have experienced any of this... Did it grow back for you? Or do you think it would? I'm thinking about buying Rogaine for Women.

    Any feed back would help,
    Thank you!
    It's not a poor diet, it's healthy in many ways, but I'm unsure about getting the right vitamins since I don't eat meat.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    hair loss in women I need help! Please?
    Hi,
    I'm 24 and I've always had a thin widows peak type of thing with my hair line and just recently I've noticed that it's getting worse. It's scaring me! Now, I'm on birth control, but for a good couple of months I haven't been taking it consistently, could this cause hair thinning?

    Also I've gone Pescatarian and I don't know if maybe that could be making my hair thin due to not enough vitamins?

    And lastly, I've always been a stressed out person, but for the last couple of months I've been a little extra stressed.

    Could all of these be possibilities of my hair loss? And if so and if you have experienced any of this... Did it grow back for you? Or do you think it would? I'm thinking about buying Rogaine for Women.

    Any feed back would help,
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss is one of the major issues with men and women as they age. It is the cause of anxiety and botheration for almost everyone. There are many causes which can lead to the gradual thinning of the hair leading to baldness and hair loss. But there lies a solution. If you have done any research, you must have surely come across the success story of Provillus.

      One of the reasons behind the success of Provillus is that it does not have any side effects. Many such products claiming to provide a remedy for hair loss are often fake and extract a lot of money from the customers. Thus this leaves the customer dissatisfied and so they find it hard to trust others.

      But Provillus uses natural ingredients which help in replenishing the nutrients leading to amazing results.

      There are multiple products available in the markets which offer quick solutions for hair growth. But most of them fail to achieve their motive and are just a waste of money and time. Whereas Provillus not only offers solution for hair loss but also its natural ingredients enhance the immune system, the nail and skin growth of the customer. It also helps in the quick digestion of proteins. All these qualities make it different from other products.

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  12. QUESTION:
    Hair loss?
    I have been losing my hair for almost 3 years now. I'm only 23 years old and there is no history of women in my family losing their hair. I have been to several doctors including a dermatologist and an endocronologist, for my scalp and possible thyroid issues. However all my tests came back negative. I have been told that it may be cause by stress, but I'm not stressed. I did suffer from depression at the start of the hair loss, but that is no longer the case. I don't take any medication with the exception of tylenol every once in a while for a headache and vitamins. But my hair continues to fall out drastically. I have to clean my drain out everyday because of it and I am constantly looking for some sort of shampoo or conditioner to help. Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      DO not use shampoo, your scalp may be too sensitive.
      Use amla instead or a natural alternative.
      Eat nutritous foods(protein rich) and work out.

      Also, use distilled water to wash your hair. And never wash your hair with hot water, just cool water.

  13. QUESTION:
    I have alopecia(hair loss in women). Please help!?
    Ive been suffering from alopecia for two years now. Ive gone to the doctor and still they have no clue why i keep losing hair. Two years ago it was really bad but since then i have been losing hair and still have some minor bald spots. The bald spots are not visible unless I comb my hair a certain way. I always have to keep the same hairstyle. Before I started losing hair, I had a lot of volume. Since I have a lot of volume, the hair I do have seems full but clearly its not. I really want to get rid of the bald spots and ive been using nioxin, taking vitamins, and occasionally use i think rogaine or something similar, but thats very rarely. If youve gone through this before, please help. I rlly want my hair back. thank you so much. Oh and Im 16, so alopecia isnt very common for people my age. I thought maybe it was due to stress because i get stressed very easily?

    • ANSWER:
      Here a few simple home remedies which can be tried at home to control hair fall.

      1.Rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair grow..

      2. A medicine rich in sulfur is also recommended as sulfur plays an important part in the structure of the hair.

      3. Massage with olive oil before going to bed at night and next morning, wash off the hair gently..

      4. To treat hair loss apply a little lemon juice with some black tea.Massage well and shampoo.

      5. Beat two eggs,and add two tablespoons of water to it. Rinse hair and pour the egg mixture over the hair.Massage the scalp well and leave for 10 minutes.Then wash it.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for hair loss to stop once re-starting birth control pills?
    My Dr. recently diagnosed my hair thinning as loss of hormones following endometrial ablation. I have just started taking Necon 1/50 (birth control pills containing 1 mg of norenthidrone and 50 mcg of mestranol). I was curious as to approximately what the time line is for when I will stop seeing so much hair falling out.
    I have regrowth. I also started using women's Rogaine and
    taking hair, skin and nail vitamins for about 2 weeks now.
    The hair loss has been going on for approximately 2 months. I am 40 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      It might be due to hormonal levels in your system, but sometimes hair loss is due to stress. Try giving it a month, if you see no changes try a product called Nioxin. It has several different levels, and they all work better than Rogain. I provided you a link to their web site - my hair dresser recommend this for me when I was under stress, as the Dr's. were not able to give me concrete answers. My nephew is now currently using the product as well, with great results after about 30 days.

      Best of luck to you.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best super food probiotic vitamins?
    I am looking for a probiotic formula that removes the toxins in your body completely. It contains more than 10 billion cells per capsule. But it is completely whole food based vitamins. It will cure with skin conditions, women hair loss, fungal nails, and much more. Where can I find these vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      No such thing exists. Don't get me wrong, Probiotics are great for the right purposes, but Probiotics don't do what you're asking for it to do (nor are there enough in whole foods to make a "whole food Probiotic complex"). If you had a whole food Probiotic (yogurt or sauerkraut powder, for example), you might get a few hundred million organisms in a pill... but it would take a few ounces of either of those to get 10 billion viable organisms (which could never fit into a pill).
      Typically, Probiotics are grown in colonies that are in clean areas where the purity can be guaranteed... that doesn't make them any more or less natural, but it makes them safer from the possibility of contamination.

      With that being said, Probiotics don't directly remove toxins from your system, but excessive levels of Probiotics can cause loose stools (a common misunderstanding that they flush your system). Probiotics don't directly help with skin conditions, hair loss, or fungal nails either... they are the beneficial bacteria that live in the intestinal tract.
      However, by supporting healthy digestion and helping with the assimilation of nutrients, the body may be more readily capable of dealing with those conditions. I see it similar to if you need to clean the house and make a big meal for the holidays, having someone else take care of the cleaning lets you focus on the meal so you can make the food easier (not to mention you'll have more time and energy to make it better).

      Now, with all of that being said, there are many higher quality Probiotics on the market that are readily available and well priced... just make sure the company has a good rating with either the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) or USP (U.S. Pharmacopoeia), as those are the main quality assurance organizations (USP is for the U.S., GMP is for the U.S. and worldwide).
      Any answer you get as far as specific brands will simply be personal opinion (I can give you my opinion if you'd like)... there isn't just one that outshines every other one in every way because different people have different needs (and even those that are the "best" for any given company will have some people that don't respond well to it). I've personally taken several good Probiotics and have seen first-hand that some work better for me than others... but I know some others that have had different responses from the same products, too. ;-) Good luck and I hope I helped!

  16. QUESTION:
    does anyone know what can cause sudden hair loss in women (age 41)? it's coming out 2-3x more than normal. ?
    I live in a tropical zone most of the time and recently returned to Midwest USA. Within a week, my hair was falling out a lot. I am getting better nutrition here (am a 20+ year vegetarian but here eating more dairy - organic yogurt, etc. - than usual, plus tons of spinach, etc., so with my nutrition better, I wouldn't think it's vitamin-based). I have been going through all factors related that I changed at the same time (switched shampoo, started a new skin cleanser), stopping their use for 2 weeks to see if there is a change for the better. So far, nothing.
    I would appreciate any advice, suggestions, similar stories. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      See your Doctor asap. I can be as simple as a pimple to a very serious thyroid problem. It's not normal for you to lose that much in such a short period of time.

  17. QUESTION:
    i keep lossing hair and a friend told me taking vitamins would help,i bought Centrum ultra for women's....?
    will that help me with stopping the hair loss....and for regrowth

    Is the ----Centrum Multivitamin/multimineral supplement

    • ANSWER:
      year ago I suffered from hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss.
      the things that really worked for me was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also I used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/why.php

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

      http://www.trichozed.info

  18. QUESTION:
    I am a 35 year old woman experiencing hair loss. Can anyone tell me what's going on?
    I know we are suppose to shed 50 strains a day, so its obvious I am experiencing lossing a bit more. I am almost sure its not a vitamin E or A defiency because I've been taking those and it still shedding really bad. I have made an appt. w/my dermatologist for next week, but has anyone else had this problem and gotten a diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss can come from many things. Stress, health, damage...I lost the majority of my hair several years ago-the issue:Lupus, I had already been diagnosed a couple years before that, but because of stress my Lupus flared and it caused major hair loss. Definitely go to a doctor/dermatologist...someone that can possibly assess the problem medically. If you find it's not medical, examine the level of stress in your life, if there's none. Try using less chemicals, heat or pull on your hair.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can too much Biotin cause dandruff or hair loss?
    I've been taking Biotin, Women's One A Day, Folic Acid, Super B Complex, and Fish Oil vitamins for about 2-3 months now and I have not seen any changes on my hair. Recently I started getting dandruff and now my hair is falling out even more. When I massage my scalp it just makes it even more itchier. What do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      It just nature of life. Try selsun blue..

  20. QUESTION:
    what's good to put on hair or take for hair loss. I'm a 38 yr old woman and my hairs falls alot. please help ?
    Every time I shower or brush my hair alot of my hair falls. Is there any vitamin I can take to stop that. Or something I can apply to my hair. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Propecia
      Hair Regrowth
      Generic Propecia is a one-a-day, FDA-approved, treatment for male pattern hair loss at the crown or in the middle of the scalp (androgenetic alopecia).

  21. QUESTION:
    help...my hair is going?
    can anyone tell me if they found some sort of solution? Vitamins, hair oil, sprays have not worked. There is a organization called transitions which has human hair that they weave into yours--can anyone tell me if you have tried something similar. i'm really depressed--i had thick beautiful hair & at 42, I have lost that lustre & body & have to maintan a short cut so it gives the illusion of hair. The back of my head, I'm now seeing patches & it has really freaked me out. I am not superficial--i don't waer the latest fashion, nor make-up or jewelry, etc, but I had beautiful hair that I was once proud of. Now I'm ashamed and wonder if everyone is staring. For a woman, hair loss is devestating! What man would want a bald woman?

    • ANSWER:
      I would do a combination of things... First of all I would start using shampoo and conditioner to stop the hair loss. I recommend Nioxin, it works the best... even better than rogaine... And they also have leave in scalp treatments to help blood circulation and promotes regrowth of the hair follicle. They also have vitamins. This line is really great for hair loss and scalp problemos, my boyfriend is currently using it and he's really seeing results!

  22. QUESTION:
    What causes body hair loss?
    I was wondering what cause body hair loss. I have a 3 month old, breastfeeding, prenatal vitamins. I took a shower yesterday and noticed that almost all my body hair is gone. About half of the hair on my legs is gone too. This has never happened before, and I am really really curious. I don't know if pregnancy has anything to do with it, but just putting it out there. Any illnesses, something to do with any organs, anything? I mean, women pay for hair removal. Any answers???

    • ANSWER:
      Lucky you.

  23. QUESTION:
    going through hair loss during pregnancy.?
    taking my vitamins and also eating alot healthier than i did before, but my hair is falling out! it is more typical for women to have fuller, thicker hair that grows fast during pregnancy. but some of us lose it. does anyone know how common it is? what can i do to help stop this? should i change my hair care prducts? i have a very thin hair pattern as it is, and i cant afford losing anymore. and would this happen with all of my pregnancies?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's normal/common to have hair fall out during pregnancy. Hormones at work. There's 0 you can do to stop it. Take a look at your diet and see what you can change to make it healthier. More proteins & less carbohydrates (pasta, rice, breads) will help. Brushing less will help slow down hair loss.

      What kind of hair products are you using? Ask your doctor about what kind of herbal/organic products can you safely take during pregnancy and go from there. I was reading about an Original Silicea Balsam from Germany that will show fantastic results, but it'll take several months to see.

      By the way, yes, you can color your hair during pregnancy. :) A long, long time ago, coal was actually used in hair colors. Not anymore!

  24. QUESTION:
    How much hair loss is to much for a woman?
    I am 26 years old and had a baby almost 4 months ago that is breastfed. I have very thick long hair and always "shed" before I was pregnant, then during th pregnancy I stopped shedding. I thought it was the prenatal vitamins, but I continued to take them post partum plus vitamin C and now I loose handfuls of hair daily. Anytime I I touch my hair I loose more and when I wash my hair the amount that comes out is CRAZY! I've heard that you can loose more hair after you have a baby, but this seems excessive. I no longer have insurance so can't really go ask a doctor.

    I am wondering how much is to much before it is considered a problem? And is there anything I can do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      You should talk to a doctor before you notice a bald spot, because once you've got one, it'll be harder to hide.

      Healthy hair depends on the body’s ability to construct a proper hair shaft, as well as the health of the skin and follicles. Therefore, good nutrition assures the best possible environment for building strong, lustrous hair.

      Thinning hair due to aging cannot be helped with nutrition. As we get older our hair spends more time in a resting phase -- versus a growing phase, which leads to thinner, slower growing hair.

      Other conditions that negatively affect hair – but are all reversible, include:

      Hormonal shifts – women tend to notice hair changes during pregnancy, postpartum, and nursing.

      Stress is one of the most common causes of reversible hair loss.

      Several medications can cause temporary hair loss. Thyroid conditions (hypo or hyper). Low ferritin level (low reserves of iron).

      Iron-rich protein
      Protein is necessary for all cell growth, including hair cells. Hair gets its structure from hardened proteins called keratin. Without enough protein for keratin, hair grows more slowly, and the individual strands that do grow will be weaker.

      Furthermore, the iron found in animal protein (called “heme iron”) is most easily absorbed by the body (more so than the iron in plant foods (non-heme iron). Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen to all cells in the body, including the hair follicles.

      For most people, foods can provide all the iron necessary for good health and strong hair. However, before menopause, women may want to consider taking a standard multivitamin that contains the daily value for iron. Never take straight iron pills without a doctor’s supervision – taking excessive amounts when your body is not deficient can be detrimental to your health.

      Good sources of iron-rich protein include clams, oysters, lean beef, turkey, duck, lamb, chicken, pork, shrimp, and eggs.

      Good sources of vegetarian iron rich protein include tofu, soybeans, lentils, beans, and black-eyed peas

      Vitamin C
      Vitamin C improves the body’s ability to absorb non-heme iron (also known as vegetarian based iron), so vegetarians should eat iron-rich vegetables and foods rich in vitamin C at the same meal.

      Vitamin C is also used to form collagen, a structural fiber necessary for the body to maintain integrity by holding it all together. Hair follicles, blood vessels, and skin all require collagen to stay healthy for optimal growth of beautiful hair. Good sources include guava, peppers, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, pineapple, papayas, lemons, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts.

      B-vitamins—folate, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12
      These vitamins are involved in the creation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to all body cells, including those of the scalp, follicles, and growing hair. Without enough B vitamins, the cells will not thrive, causing shedding, slow growth, or weak hair that is prone to breaking.

      Good sources of vitamin B6 include fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, garbanzo beans, wild salmon, lean beef, pork tenderloin, chicken breast, white potatoes (w/skin), bananas, and lentils.

      Good sources of Vitamin B12 include shellfish (clams, oysters, crab), wild salmon, fortified whole-grain breakfast cereal, soy milk, trout, lean beef, and low-fat cottage cheese.

      Good sources of folate include fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, lentils, black-eyed peas, soybeans, oatmeal, turnip greens, spinach, green peas, artichokes, okra, beets, parsnips, and broccoli.

      Zinc
      The mineral zinc is involved in tissue growth and repair, including hair growth. It also helps keep the oil glands around the hair follicles working properly. Low levels of zinc can cause hair loss, slow growth, and dandruff. Good sources of zinc include oysters, lean beef, crab, ostrich, pork tenderloin, peanut butter, wheat germ, turkey, veal, pumpkin seeds, chicken, and chickpeas.

  25. QUESTION:
    Hair loss/thinning as a vegan?
    To summarise my situation, I went vegan in early August last year. For the first few months I was the healthiest I have ever been. I felt great and started becoming more active, then made the decision to lose a bit of weight in October (something I had wanted to do for a long time, but struggled with when I was still being tempted by dairy chocolates and greasy chicken). I got a bit carried away to say the least and ended up at a BMI of 17 earlier this year. While I was at that low weight, my hair started thinning. I attributed it to me being underweight and not eating enough, but while I was getting back to a healthy weight and eating much more, including much more protein than I had been eating, the hair thinning has only slowed and not stopped. There is still substantial hair loss whenever I wash my hair (it has nothing to do with the products I use, I've been using the same products in my hair since August). It's not too noticeable yet but obviously I don't want to let my hair keep falling out, because at this rate it will be quite noticeable within the next few months or even weeks.

    Anyway, I am going to ask my doctor about it next time I see her, which will be in two or three weeks time, but for now, does anyone know what could be the problem here? I eat quite a bit of protein, sometimes over 60g in a day but usually somewhere between 30 and 50g. I take a women's daily multivitamin as well a vitamin d supplement prescribed by my doctor. I've tried Googling this but every article I read talks about protein when I really don't think that's my problem! (as stated, I get enough protein!) Could it be a sort of delayed effect from the emotional and physical stress I was going through in January/February with being underweight? And if so, if I keep eating healthily will the hair loss stop? Btw, I'm still vegan and plan to stay that way :)

    • ANSWER:
      hair can take a while to get back to 'normal' thickness after its been thin

      if your not eating right, that will definately be making it thin, hair and skin depend on all the vits same as you do

      iron and oxygen are important for hair,
      im not a doctor but having recurrent iron deficency anemia means i understand some of that in a small way

      your blood needs to be able to carry the nutrients to all your body,
      and if it cant do it well, your body puts certain things to the top of the list, like lungs, heart, brain etc etc
      and hair , skin etc are not so important next to those

      as you said, its not protien thats likely to be your problem, tho if your not eating well and getting very thin, it will be part of it

      you can start trying to eat more green leafy veges, spinich is a great one, and kale, both high in iron

      and maybe taking some iron suppliments, tho id want till you see the doctor and get an iron test before that
      otherwise you may not get a very accurate test if your already taking iron

      the reason you cant find it easily is cos sadly the medical world isnt yet fully caught up to iron and hair /health issues

      if you keep eating the right things yes it should get better and even stop
      but if you have heavy periods and dont make up for that iron loss, it will keep happening, (hence recurrent anemia)
      so it can be a long term issue , but once you get it under control, its not so difficult to deal with it

      :-)

  26. QUESTION:
    vitamin tablets...nature;s bounty hair,skin and nails.?
    i am very concerned about the amount of vitamin A i consume....for the fear of HAIR loss with excess vitamin A.
    natures bounty hair,skin,nails vitamin is good but concerned abt the 5000IU dosage added to this i also get vitamin A from food.now will that be excess vitamin A?
    how much is daily dosage of vitamin A of an adult woman.i am 26.
    expert advice appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin A is a fat soluable vitamin therefor it is stored in the body so i dont think you need to be taking supplements for it... IF you eat healthy you are probably getting enough from your diet.. If your concerned about your hair, Vitamin E is suspose to be good for that, my moms boss ( who is a cardiologist, i think... or some type of doctor) tells me that its good for skin, hair and nails. Although after watching a documentarty about vitamins they say people should be taking additional Vitamin D cause they've noticed in recent years that there is a drop and people are having low levels in their body. I take Vitamin D along with a Calicum pill everyday cause they work hand in hand you need vitamin D so asorb calicum and i been tested for having low vitamin D.
      Take what vitamins your confortable with but be cafeful not to waste you money when its easier to get them through your diet if you eat healthy. Also i think it take a large amount of a particular vitamin to become toxic to your body, so if your scared just lower you vit.A dosage.

  27. QUESTION:
    Best vitamins to take for men and women for...?
    Energy
    Weight loss/ Appetite Control
    Skin & Hair
    Allergies

    Just wondering, things besides multi vitamins or multi vitamins that do not make you feel like your going to throw up. This question is for my husband and I. All the feedback I can get will be great!
    soon to be husband ...

    • ANSWER:
      For energy -- Vitamin B

      For weight loss/ Appetite Control---Protein Bar

      Skin& Hair---Vitamin E

      For Allergies---many people ask this question but no one ever gives a simple answer. If a person were to eat a teaspoon on local honey each day for say a month, then your body would build up an immunity to whatever is causing your allergies. Reason. Local bees use local flowers, which causes your allergies. Eating this local honey will let your body get used to elements that are causing your allergies.

  28. QUESTION:
    Girlfriend is losing her hair?
    My girlfriend keeps complaining that she is losing her hair at the age of 24. At the end of her shower she ends up with a good amount of hair all over her self. She ends up pulling it off in handfuls. She does not have any noticeable bald spots, but her hair is very fine and thin now. I myself have been experiencing hair loss since I was 19 (still have a head of hair) and have used all of the shampoos, vitamins and minoxidils to help keep as much hair as possible. I don't want to tell her baby you have too much DHT in your scalp you should go to hair club for women. I am thinking it might be hormonal. She has some months where she does not have a monthly period and she will go 2-3 months before she gets it. I want to help her but I do not know what to tell her besides go to the hair club like I have.

    • ANSWER:
      Although hair loss in females normally occurs after the age of 50 or later when it does not follow events like pregnancy, chronic illness, crash diets, and stress among others, there have been rare cases reported in which hair loss affects women as young as 15 or 16. Ultimately, though, the balding process and rate vary from person to person. Whether it is slow or rapid, the individual would usually notice the first signs of hair loss. Thinning hair on the top and sides of the scalp is the most prevalent and immediately noticeable symptom.

      Factors such as a person’s activities, diet, medications, natural hormones, pregnancy and childbirth, use of birth control pills, improper hair care and certain diseases can also contribute to hair loss. The extent to which these factors affect an individual varies from one person to the next. While chemical treatments, pollution, hair-styling products and blow-drying have not been found to directly cause hair loss, they can dry and weaken hair, increasing breakage and perpetuating hair loss. A lack of good blood circulation to the scalp may also contribute to hair loss. When the hair root is well supplied with blood it is stronger and less susceptible to the shrinking effects caused by hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When not, the roots and follicles can weaken and eventually lead to hair falling out.

      Generally speaking, available options depend on the type of hair loss your girlfriend has, the degree of hair loss she currently is experiencing and the cosmetic goals she has for restoring lost hair. Propecia and Minoxidil treatments, as well as laser therapy with the Bosley LaserComb, are most effective in retaining existing hair, but are not as effective in re-growing lost hair. All these treatments provide temporary solutions–any benefits received in retaining or restoring hair are lost if she stop treatment.

      For those with more advanced hair loss who are looking to restore hair and not merely retain their existing hair, surgical hair restoration is the best bet. If she is looking for a permanent solution to hair loss, then surgical hair restoration performed at Bosley might be your final and only option. Bosley offers the only permanent and the most significant solution to hair loss–surgical hair transplantation. She should contact a Bosley medical professional for a free consultation to receive more information.

  29. QUESTION:
    So frustrated, my hair is thinning!?
    This has been going on slowly for about 2 years. I've had 3 sets of blood work, been to various doctors, and they can tell me nothing. There is no history of women losing hair in my family. I take a good multi vitamin and use good products.
    I know stress can cause this, but hair loss is the main cause of stress. Does anyone have any idea at all what can be done to help?
    I'm going to the salon today, and I'm actually afraid to let other people touch it because they may not be gentle with it--weird.
    Please help if you can.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry you are going through this. You can get scalp massages to stimulate growth. You could try Herbalist shops for a remedy there and also get some Valerian for stress while you are there. I do hope you will find a solution very quickly. Best wishes. UK

  30. QUESTION:
    What would be the best vitamins to take to promote a healthy lifestyle and weight loss?
    I have been doing some research lately on vitamins and such to better my lifestyle. I have also been wanting to lose some weight for summer. Im about 5'2 and weigh 130-135 pounds.
    Im a little curious about certain vitamins and such that can be taken together.
    I was going to purchase a sea kelp supplement which aides in iodine consumption which is made by Nature's Herbs.
    A fish oil supplement by optimum
    a biotin supplement (for hair and skin) by MRM
    and a daily vitamin such as something like women's one a day as well as a calcium supplement since im lactose intolerant.
    Can all these be taken together?
    Im looking for any suggestions on any other supplements that could be useful

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Biotin or Prenatal vitamins?
    Which pills work and are safe for hair loss? Biotin or prenatals? I am 31 yr. old woman, not pregnant, but have noticed recently I am losing hair more than usual. I do not currently take vitamins and I am interested in receiving the vitamins needed to repenish and regrow happy,healthy hair. Is it harmful to take prenatal vitamins if you are not pregnant? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin is good for growth, but you have to take it with vit b. Also GNC Ultranoursiher hair, nail and skin, L-Lysine, MSM. Make sure your shampoo or conditoner does not have a lot of protein in them. Do not brush your hair. Get perms or relaxers less. Use heat less. Blow drying.

  32. QUESTION:
    Are prenatal pills ok to take if you are not or are not planning to get pregnant just yet?
    Im 19 and not quite ready to get pregnant for another 2 years or so. I love what prenatal pills can do for a woman. I used to take a multi-vitamin everyday but im curious to know if its ok to take prenatal pills if im not pregnant or if im not going to get pregnant yet. I would like to take them for the vitamins, for my brittle nails, recent hair loss and for my skin. I also would like to know if i can get them from the pharmacy even tho im not pregnant. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Fekrije,

      You're not on a really restrictive diet, are you?

      Prenatal vitamins as a general rule are safe even for women not yet pregnant, but may I suggest something else?

      While you may be able to withstand the expense--they're not that expensive--the caution that I would give on this is that normally vitamin supplements don't do anything for us.

      Now, vitamins are important, that is true, but unless we are malnourished, the supplements give us nothing that we don't already have.

      Which brings up the question, "Why might you have brittle nails?"

      The answer to this may or may not be "Because I don't take the right vitamins."

      If you're experiencing brittle nails, hair loss, and a skin problem, I would first say that you should look at your diet. All these things can be--I'd bet are--related, and they exist because there's something besides vitamins that you're not doing.

      Normally, it isn't the vitamins that help your nails. Vitamins really are enzymes, anyway, that speed up certain processes in your body, or help them to take place at lower (body) temperatures
      (Except for Vitamin D, which is a hormone precursor). but the processes usually do not involve nails and hair unless there's something really missing on our plate.

      Minerals, yes--iron and calcium, for instance--but you'd be better off getting those from food instead of from vitamins. If you're not getting enough iron or calcium, there's something that you're not eating that you really should be.

      What are you eating? What are you not eating? How hydrated do you keep yourself? How much do you eat?

      How often do you wash and dry your hands, and do you use a good moisturizer when you do?

      How often do you use nail polish remover? Some of those have in them industrial-strecgth acetone, and some are identical to paint stripper.

      If you start taking prenatal vitamins, you might mask the effects of something else going on in your lifestyle or diet, something that will harm you, vitamins or no.

      So before you settle for prenatals, check out what might be missing from your diet.

      I hope you have gorgeous nails, but even more, I'd like you to be healthy, and I'd bet that great nails will follow good health.

  33. QUESTION:
    Hair is thinning at 25!? Ladies please help!!?
    I noticed my hair is thinning. I went to see a dermatologist who thinks it's alopecia. I had a lot of blood work to test for everything from vitamins to hormones. My doctor thinks it could be a multiple of reasons why it's thinning. I don't get my results in until a few weeks from now...but I'm on pins and needles figuring out why this is happening to me. And believe me I been doing hell of a lot of research on this!

    I'm wondering if any of you ladies have had this similar problem? I was on Yaz for a while which worked perfect for me...then got off of it for 2 months...then got pregnant. After 4 months in my pregnancy, I miscarried. I nearly bled to death which got me rushed back in the hospital to have a d&c. After the miscarriage and surgery I noticed my hair changed and it looked crappy, I bled for a long time and didn't get back on my yaz till a few months after when I noticed it really wasn't working for me like it used to. On top of all this, I been under severe amounts of stress from numerous things going on in my personal life.

    So with that said. I just wonder if it's my birth control and the stress of things going on affecting my hair. They want me to take rogaine but the side effects are shedding of more hair and the hair growth isn't permanent. They also want to put me on a pill that blocks hormones from affecting my skin...but I can't have a baby for a long time which is devastating to hear. I've heard from many women that they have had no results on medications or OTC products, and stopping their BC just made the hair loss worse. *sigh*

    Look, I'm really desperate for answers and some advice. I want to know if anyone has been through this and what you tried. I'm crying everyday from this and I just need some answers or just some comfort from others who experienced this. I need it for the time being. I won't get my blood test results for a few weeks. :(
    To Dan:
    Dude, I'm asking ladies here...are you a lady? And why on earth would you hope it's a receding hair line? lol! .....men.
    To Blanca:
    Nope, no meds. I started to take a pre-natal vitamin while on the yaz but that's it. But indeed the stress part in my life is severe and I do need to take it down a notch. I will definitely try meditating. Thank you!!

    As for medications, I was on a local anesthetic and meds during the miscarriage and following surgery, but that was back in November of last year.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't mind Dan the Dick...he's just mad cuz he's ffucking fat f-ugly and bald. You're asking a chick for replies and he answered you. What does that say about him? He's being a ffucking internet tough guy. I hope he he get stabbed in his f-ugly face and gets push into an on coming bullet train and die. Dan why are you such a bbitch. You're a ffucking pusssy.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why would a 20 year old woman loose her hair?
    Please help a sad girl loosing her hair ='[
    Okay so I'm only twenty & my hair is falling out.. & when I say that I don't mean a hair here & there, I mean every time I touch my hair several strands come out in my hands, I look down at my clothes & it's all over me, & when I wash it I can stand there for minutes just picking loose strands out of my hair & off of my body & out of the drain. It's been about a month since I've noticed it getting bad. & I don't think that washing it has anything to do with it because I've always only showered like every other day & I do not do anything to it besides brushing it which I've even stopped doing.
    The only thing that I've done was I was on nuvaring for birthcontrol for about three months that I stopped about two weeks ago (thought the hair loss had something to do with it but it's still coming out.)
    Why is my hair falling out? Is there something I can do? Is there some vitamins I can take or something? Please I do not want to loose all of my hair..
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing you did is stop that birth control right now and it might take a while for your body to get back to normal again. After I had a baby my hair fell out in handfuls for months then slowly it stopped as I kept taking my prenatal vitamins and drank lots of milk. Maybe that might help you? Prenatal vitamins have a lot more than regular vitamins.

  35. QUESTION:
    Vitamins and weight loss...What to take?
    I need to take certain vitamins as it is:
    Iron 300mg daily
    calcium 500mg daily
    B12 1000mcg daily
    D-400 daily

    I also need a supplement since I know I'm not getting what I need. Anyone have any reccomendations on what multivitamin a woman should take whos trying to lose weight, that I can take on top of the ones already listed?

    Also any other vitamins I should be taking?

    I do have omega 3 I may start taking, im not sure what else to take. I have brittle nails and hair so maybe something that helps with that.

    And I know no pills make me lose weight, I am eating healthy and exercising I'm looking for something that would help on top of all that.
    I'd like to add I also have some pretty bad depression and am very tired a lot of the time so anything that would help in that area would be a plus too

    • ANSWER:
      i hear they say ginko biloba is not only good for memory but also for energy, i don't know for sure, good job on taking care of your health

  36. QUESTION:
    Is prenatal vitamins for men?
    I don't have hair loss. Also I want cornrows but my hair isn't growing fast enough.When I look it up it was for pregnant women? So I was wondering if it would make my hair grow faster.

    • ANSWER:
      Prenatal vitamins are for pregnant women, although there is nothing in them that will hurt you if you are not a pregnant woman. The word "prenatal" means "before birth". They will not make your hair grow faster. The reason that some women have extra hair growth when they are pregnant is that their bodies produce hormones during their pregnancies that affect hair growth. It has nothing to do with the vitamins they are taking. If your hair isn't growing as fast as you would like, you should think about getting extensions.

  37. QUESTION:
    How much is too much Vitamin A!?
    How much is too much Vitamin A!?
    Bought the groganics 2 a day vitamin/supplement thing for my hair. And was reading the ingredients and noticed it had 10,000 IU of vitamin A in it. The packet suggests you should take 2 vitamins a day which means the intake would be 20,000 IU a day which seems rather a lot compared to all the other ingrediants in the vitamins.

    I then read somewhere that for women they should only take 2,300 IU a day and that too much could cause hair loss? Would 10,000 IU of vitamin A a day be too much? and would it cause my hair to fall out more?

    • ANSWER:
      There are certain vitamins that help promote the growth of hair in the body. Changing to a healthier diet is vital not only for hair growth but also for the general well being of your body.

      Some of the most important include:

      - Essential Fatty Acids

      - The B Vitamins

      - Antioxidants

      - Sulfur

      - Zinc

      But vitamins and diet are only one part of it, you should also consider adding excercise and hair loss products into your hair growth solution.

      There's more detail regarding the vitamins and the hair growth stategy in the source link below:

  38. QUESTION:
    effectiveness of these weight loss / energy pills?
    looking for people who have either taken these or are within the medical field.

    i'm currently on synthroid and my thyroid levels have evened out with little improvement on my symptoms. i went to gnc yesterday to get hair/skin/nails vitamins (the synthroid was claimed to be damaging to the aforementioned and i've definitely recognized a real decline in all three) and decided to ask about force factor. i heard while it's advertised as a muscle builder, it doesn't actually build muscle but rather burns fat. their workers claimed they never heard of it to do such and brought me this: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3959234#pr-header-3959234 'oxyelite pro'. they mentioned other coworkers had extreme weight loss and energy results with it personally and from people who'd tried the free samples (which they didn't have anymore). the person helping me mentioned that she took these: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4190908#pr-header-4190908 "woman's ultra mega active" and said the weight loss and energy weren't as intense, but still occurred and it was a healthier mix. the only person who really posted that they had weight loss on these claimed they're (according to reviews) taking these, another diet pill, and going to the gym 5x weekly so i wonder what these would do without that. although i do go to a gym at least weekly and don't eat all too horribly but am not currently on a strict diet. i went with the latter for now and took all 7 pills in the pack this morning (which is a really annoying process as opposed to just one a day in the "oxyelite". while my stomach recently (past 6 months, since being on synthroid) has become weaker and acid reflux symptoms aren't uncommon for myself, i haven't encountered any of the stomach issues other's mentioned in the reviews yet, but i don't have any fantastic amount of energy, either. neither of the two claim there's adverse affects with thyroid conditions nor did my endocrinologist mention i couldn't take something prior when i asked during my last appointment. i'm wondering if anyone's taken either of the two or has advise on the situation. i am looking for energy and weight loss. i'm also prone to anxiety problems but surprisingly have never experienced any from caffeine or diet pills before. uninterested in obvious answers such as diet and exercise, i'm aware of the concept. more so medical or personal advice on first hand results or what might work best for me personally with the listed information. i plan on continuing these for at least a week or two before making a decision as gnc claimed even if the product was depleted completely, it's still refundable if it doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    I need a little nutrition help, even if you can only answer a few.!?
    A typical diet of a 50 kg woman provides the RDA level of protein plus 6 mg of niacin. The protein contains an average of 1% tryptophan and 2% tyrosine. Approximately how many niacin equivalents are contributed by the diet?
    Options: 2 5 13 20

    What is a precursor?
    Options:
    A conditionally essential vitamin
    A sign or symptom of a vitamin deficiency disorder
    A substance that is used to synthesize another compound
    A substance that is recycled through the liver and intestines

    General characteristics of the water-soluble vitamins include all of the following EXCEPT:
    Options:
    they must be consumed daily.
    excesses are eliminated from the kidneys.
    they are absorbed directly into the blood.
    toxic levels in the body are rarely found.
       
    Options:
    Liver
    Potatoes
    Whole grains
    Cruciferous vegetables
     
    Normally, the body's storage and re-utilization of vitamin B12 prevents a primary or secondary deficiency from occurring until after about:
    Options:
    several days
    3 weeks
    3 months
    3 years

    A diet low in protein and in which corn is a principal food has been found to cause a deficiency of what vitamin?
    Options:
    Niacin
    Thiamin
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin B12
     
    Approximately how many niacin equivalents would be provided from the protein on the diet of a 130 lb person ingesting the RDA amount of protein?
    Options
    4
    8
    12
    16

    In a person who loses the ability to absorb vitamin B12, approximately what period of time could elapse before deficiency signs develop?
    Answer
    One month
    Six months
    One year
    Three years

    All of the following are consequences of ingesting excess vitamin C supplements EXCEPT:
    Answer
    they frequently cause diarrhea.
    they appear safe at levels up to 300 mg/day.
    they enhance the action of anticlotting medications.
    they interfere with laboratory urine tests for the diagnosis of diabetes.

    If you have been consuming adequate amounts of vitamin C followed by no vitamin C in the diet for two days, which of the following will happen?
    Answer
    Signs of vitamin C deficiency will appear almost immediately
    You will probably notice that you bruise very easily on the second day
    The body's pool of vitamin C will be diminished but no deficiency symptoms are likely to appear
    Nothing: since vitamin C is stored in the liver, well-nourished people can go for several months with no dietary vitamin C before they develop deficiency symptoms

    Which of the following represents the minimum amount of vitamin C that would be considered a pharmacologic level for normal adults?
    Answer
    25 mg
    50 mg
    100 mg
    200 mg

    Which of the following substances is found in corn and is known to contribute to the development of pellagra?
    Answer
    Avidin
    Leucine
    Phytates
    Phenylalanine

    Which of the following provides the most thiamin per serving size?
    Answer
    Ham
    Squash
    Whole milk
    Whole-grain breads

    Which of the following symptoms is indicative of a deficiency of vitamin C?
    Answer
    Hair loss
    Muscle spasms
    Bilateral symmetrical dermatitis
    Subcutaneous pinpoint hemorrhages

    Under which of the following circumstances have intakes of vitamin C above the RDA been shown to NOT be of any benefit?
    Answer
    Infections
    Major surgery
    Psychological stress
    Oral contraceptive use

    Approximately what percentage of dietary folate is bioavailable?
    Answer
    10
    25
    50
    80

    What is the most likely reason for the development of a vitamin B12 deficiency?
    Answer
    Inadequate intake
    Increased excretion
    Inadequate absorption
    Increased losses in food preparation

    The main function of thiamin in the body is to act as a(n):
    Answer
    coenzyme
    peroxide
    support energy metabolism
    free radical
     
    How many different forms of vitamin B are active in the body?
    Answer
    1
    2
    6
    5

    All of the following are functions of water-soluble vitamins  EXCEPT:
    Answer
    transport
    storage
    absorbtion
    energy storage

    • ANSWER:
      No, i'm not doing your homework for you.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me?
    I've been having a lot of weird symptoms in the last year and I've gone to my doctor and made her perform tests on me for things I think might be wrong and she always tells me I'm fine, just to eat more vegtables and vitamins. Well, I love vegetables and I take a women's vitamin daily. I'm 25 and these are my symptoms: strange spontaneous vertigo, hair loss, fatigue, lack of motivation, random muscle twitches in my legs. i also gave blood last thursday and ate some cookies and oj afterwards. After bout 10 minutes i left and made it about quarter mile and passed out. I woke up on my face and then said i was fine and got up then passed out again. I then got a flu shot on sat, puked all day and was extremely tired. Now i've been having a lot of shortness of breathe and pounding heart. I can't even walk from my car to my apartment building door without shortness of breathe. Any ideas??? Suggestions? Something i can go to my doctor with and tell her she HAS to HELP me!! I do have really bad allergies and suffer with chronic sinusitis, but i take preventive action and a over the counter zrytec. Sorry so long, but so desperate!!!
    the last vaccine i had was a flu shot about 4-5 years ago and i didnt have any symptoms after that i recall.
    yea lana, that was my first thought too, but doc said all my test were negative on that! and thyroid problems run rampage thru my family history so it seem to fit. still clueless.....

    • ANSWER:
      I would go back to the Doctor and tell her everything but I don't think that eating vegetables and vitamins is the complete answer.
      I suffered from vertigo, fatigue and lack of motivation also - this was due to chronic sinusitis and adrenal fatigue brought about by stress.
      I don't know your personal situation but it sounds to me like you may be worn out due to being stressed. If that is the case I would advise you to take the following - High strength multi-vit & mineral,vit C 1000mg & vit B complex (high strength). Stay off of caffeine or at least cut down if you can. I know it sounds ludicrous because caffeine 'gives us energy' but the truth of the matter is that it doesn't. Caffeine actually causes stress in our bodies similar to the stress we encounter when we are late for appointments etc. I no longer drink caffeine and I have more energy and get far less stressed. Believe it or not since I stopped drinking caffeine I have become much more focused,I no longer run about like a headless chicken, and have set up two businesses.
      Sugar also stresses your body,so try and save it for treats,try not to consume it regularly
      Try and relax as often as you can and not get too stressed but if you do have to deal with a fair amount of stress you can go to your local health food store and they willadvise you on herbs called stress adaptors which will help you cope better.
      For your chronic sinusitis use the following ( I did and got rid of mine);
      1. SinuSoothe 100% natural nasal spray. This can be bought on ebay (search for natural nasal sprays).It is excellent and will help kill any bacterial and/or fungal infection you may have and at the same time relieve your sinusitis symptoms. Scientific studies have shown that over 90% of people with chronic sinusitis have a fungal infection.Unfortunately antibiotics cannot kill fungal infections (they may even make it worse).
      2.If you can afford to, take the following natural anti-inflammatories - triple strength omega 3,6&9 oils,turmeric & ginger capsules.
      Although I didn't you should consult your doctor before taking new products.
      I think your flu shot may have caused the sickness, tiredness,shortness of breathe and pounding heart. I'm sure this will pass.
      If your thyroid is underactive then iodine supplements can be taken.
      Iodine supplements should never be taken if your thyroid has tested normal.
      I'm sure if you take my advice you will feel a lot better.But it won't be overnight. It may take six months.

      Sorry this reply has been so long but I think your question deserved a full answer.

      All the best

  41. QUESTION:
    Am I taking too many vitamin supplements?
    First of all, I'm a 16 year old female, 5' 6", 154 pounds (looking to tone up and lose a few if that effects anything) Everyday I take:

    1 One a day women's

    2 fish oil pills (1000mg each)

    1 fiber-con pill (625mg)

    1 flaxseed oil pill (1300mg)

    1 Vitamin C pill (500mg)

    1 vitamin E pill (400 IU)

    And I occasionally drink an Ensure supplement drink

    Im also trying to incorporate more healthy food into my diet (fruits, veggies, grains, etc.) and rule out unhealthy processed crap all together. But I'm afraid of consuming too many vitamins, knowing that they can negative side effects such as hair loss. The main purpose of all these vitamins is for me to be overall more healthy, and to have clear skin, healthy hair (my hair is thin), nails, prevent collagen loss (I have small lips), anti-aging, etc.

    Am I doing just fine or do I need to change anything? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      To me it seems as if you are taking way too many vitamins. Since you say you are eating healthy then you should get the required vitamins from the food that you eat. Although I recommend you keep taking the one a day women's and the fish oil as they are proven to be good supplements.

      If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me.

      tjcook07@gmail.com

      Travis J. Cook
      Owner, EZBodyBuilding.

      .

  42. QUESTION:
    speed of hair growth?
    something that has always bothered me...
    ive always loved having long hair, and every so often i decide to grow it and not cut it till its looong, like my butt or around there. so hair grows about a quarter inch per month, and thats fine and all but my hair seems to get to about 4 inches past my shoulder then stop, and not budge. sure it probably keeps growing but no visable length gets added. my hair is still the same thickness so its not loss of the longer hairs. i cut off my hair about 12 months ago and its just reached what i call "THE DEAD ZONNNEEE" where i cant get it to keep going.

    is there a reason for this? i know vitamin e helps but come on, just not cutting it has to have some effect, last time it got to this length, it stayed that way for 6 years! eventually i get fed up and cut it off but 6 years? the woman with the hair past her feet has only been growing hers for 12 years, mine should atleast be mid back.

    oh and one of my friends who had the dead zone length hair decided one day to grow it, now 14 months on its fast approaching the back of her legs!

    >_<

    • ANSWER:
      I was in the same thing! :( it suckd. my hair hit my shoulder blades and seemd to like.....stop growing... after like 6months it grew like 1.5 inchs. :( I did the carrot diet.
      .

      Eat at least (minumum) a whole carrot a day. I usually break it into sections so u dont get sick of it. for example...
      eat 1/4-1/2 a carrot with my breakfast. and have the other half as a midd after noon snack such as between lunch and dinner. and i usually eat another half before goiing to bed. so ive been eating about 1 1/2 a day. try it for atleast 60 days (2months) to start seeing results. youll notice some length after about 30days but it needs a full 60 day cycle to notice growth. mine has been about 2-2.5 inchs in a 60 day cycle.

      Carrots are also good in vitamin a which helps you immune system in fighting illness. so its like a daily dose of the flu shot without the side effects. ive been doing this for about 6 months and havent gotten sick. its a good way to prepare for flu season naturally. ... screw those dang flu shots. lol

      Hope i helped. :D

  43. QUESTION:
    Hair breaking and shedding (a lot!) when I shampoo. Help!?
    I am a 46 y/o woman with straight, flat, limp, brown hair, blunt cut to just above my shoulders. When I shampoo (3x/wk - doesn't matter what brand- currently using an all natural shampoo bar) it snarls up, breaks off and sheds. I'm also currently using a lot of Redkin Headstrong Conditioner for fine hair (no doubt weighs my hair down so I sometimes use clarifying shampoo for that). After that I use a hard plastic wide tooth comb with some diluted Redkin Anti-Snap on wet hair combing from the bottom up. By the 3rd day hair gets oily. I take tons of vitamins. My hormones are fine. I have very little stress (except for losing hair!). I live in Florida and am in the sun a lot but don't swim much. I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    dangerous weight loss?
    Hi! As a new year’s resolution, I vowed to lose weight. I have been losing 2 lbs. average per week. I am now 145, and at 5 foot 9 inches, I think this is a perfect weight for me. My diet is pretty strict. For breakfast I eat a 100 cal yogurt and a 150 cal oat bran muffin. I also take a Centrum women’s vitamin. Then I will walk on the treadmill @3mph on a 10% grade. The treadmill says I burn 220 calories but I don’t think it’s that much. For lunch I will have 180 cal soup, another oat bran muffin, and a cup of raspberries. Or I might have sushi. It depends on the day. For dinner I might have grilled vegetables and salmon. My total daily calorie intake is probably close to 1000. I read online that this is terribly unhealthy and “anorexic” (which I don’t want to be considered). Various internet sources said that it is deadly, and at the least you’ll lose your hair, muscles, periods, and become really tired! I am now scared for my health. If I knew my diet would have been this unhealthy, I wouldn’t have done it. My question is, how unhealthy is my diet? How many calories should I be eating? And how do I start maintaining my current weight without gaining any back?
    Thanks a lot!
    I'm 18 by the way.

    • ANSWER:
      2lbs per week is too fast. Losing between a half to 1 pound per week is pretty good.

      Your diet is pretty strict, mainly on the carbs side. It was good call to take the Centrum vitamins (you might not be getting all the energy/protein you need from your diet, but at least you're getting your vitamins and minerals right).

      It's a pretty well balanced diet, and the only thing I would say is to try some meat (preferrably poultry) every other day and increase your carb intake. For example, forget the oat bran muffin for lunch, and eat some rice, potatoes (not fries) or bread. Also, try to snack, I mean, try to eat every 3 1/2 hours. You won't be so hungry and you'll increase your calorie intake a bit.

      Also, if you want, you can really start eating a lot more and just increasing your amount of daily exercise, i.e., running (0%) instead of walking for example, or just walking longer. Try to perform different exercises, not just climbing, so your work different groups of muscles and do not put strain always on the same joint (climbing is not good for knees in the long run).

      Also, at 18, you might still be growing. Do not restrict your calorie intake too much.

      The average adult woman should eat between 1800 to 2000 calories per day. But it all depends on how much you exercise really. The thing is: exercise more, eat more, exercise less, eat less. However, do exercise; it's good.

  45. QUESTION:
    My Face(Please Read)?
    Hi,

    OK, I'm posting in Women's Health, because I'm a 15 year old girl. Here's the problem I'm having.

    I have a disability called CP, and I can't walk without the assistance of crutches, and I use a wheelchair as well. I also have epilepsy which is in general the condition of taking two or more seizures. I am on the medication Depakote. I take 750mg a day. I am also on two vitamins, and I know for sure that one of them is called Selenium. I am on the vitamins because a side effect of the Depakote is hair loss, and well I'm a beautiful red head who doesn't want to lose her hair, so I've no choice but to take them.

    Throughout the school year, (this past year, the year prior, and for the next two years of high school) I have to get up at 6AM to get ready for school, no if ands, or buts. Doing so causes me major headaches , and sometimes I have trouble concentrating as well. Along with these headaches I have this weird face pain, it's almost like a migraine sort of. I know their migraines during school because anything and everything bothers me there, even the lights.

    Ever since school has let out for the summer, and since I get to sleep in more the headaches have gone away, however, I get the face pain still, and it constantly feels like my face is being smashed. I try to be in bed by 9:00PM or 9:30PM during the school year, and 11PM during the summer.

    I was at the doctor on Monday for a physical, and I'm healthy, except for the fact that I need a new prescription in my glasses, one that's stronger, and I'm going for an eye exam next week, but I told my doctor about my face pain, and she said "Your medicine will handle it."

    I've been on it for at least 5 months, and it hasn't done much to handle my face pain, but it does help cut back on the amount of headaches I get. They switched me to this medicine because the kind I was on before was too strong, and made me like a zombie.

    What the heck could be wrong with my face? No doctor will listen to me when I tell them about it, they sweep it under the rug by saying that my medicine will take care of it. What can I do to stop the pain?

    -Isabel

    • ANSWER:
      Two things I can think of that I have experianced are allergies/and/or sinus infections from the allergies or "turtle syndrom" which is sleeping with something over your face like a blanket and not getting enough oxygen. Both cause the pressure around your nose and eyes that feel like there is a weight on them as well as a headache in your temples that sort of throbs especially when your around a light source. With mine it also feels like there is a slight constant pinching at the top of my nose between my eyes too.

  46. QUESTION:
    FAMILY PROBLEMS! Please, anybody-ANY ADVICE?
    Okay so my mom ever since I can remember has gone thorugh so many problems. With injuries form work and back pain and otehr helath issues.

    Then she got a new job that was not as physically demanding, but then it requires a lot of homeowek and knowledge and studying so she was really stressed out.

    Her mom just passed away last year and they were very close and shes bummed about that.

    And shes constantly running around helping others and doing things for people.

    Then recently she did something to her tail bone and now her whole left side from her hip down is numb and her foot feels like its "going to explode". Its hard not to get frusterated at doctors, because they aren't doing anything for her. I keep telling her she needs to get answers, and she can't keep taking "we'll see" and "wait for an answer" as an answer no more! She needs results and she needs relief!

    She's missed a lot of work and now MUST go back because she has to complete these tests and if she doesn't do good she may get a shortened contract and will therefore be on E.I. (Employment Insurance) which doesn't pay well for out family of 5 and our Dad who has a decent job but not enough to support us all alone.

    She is very stressed and it is very ahrd on our family. We have tried to help but she insists on us leaving her alone. I've tried to clean mroe and help around the house more but it doesn't seem like she notices.

    Today she blew up on me. Saying "nobody is helping, I did everything for my Mom and now she's gone, you all keep whining and have bad attitudes."

    Shes been trying to deal with my problems as well of hair loss and stomach pains. We've visited a naturopath and they've prescribed different vitamins and diets. I gave my mom a hard time at the begginging because I didn't like the change, but then I stopped.

    I've also been trying to talk to my mom about "women issues" but she was too upset to talk.

    So, as I was saying, when she blew up- as she normally does when she gets angry she refers back to old faults I've done. Even when I fix things, it doesn't seem like that to her because it's like she only sees the faults in me:

    I've started to celan up more and do dishes and cook more to help out: She said: "NOBODY'S HELPING! NOBODY CARES! NOBODY'S OFFERED, do you need help with anything,mom?!"

    I stopped complaining about my naturopath results and what I'm supposed to do. I take my vitamins without asking and don't complain about having to cut out dairy (from being lactose intolerant) from my diet: She said: "YOUR ATTITUDE STINKS! IVE SPENT DOLLARS AND DOLLARS ON YOU TO VISIT A NATUROPATH AND ALL YOU HAVE DONE IS COMPLAIN!"

    I stopped moping around the house a while ago. Instead, when I wanted to talk to my mom about some "women issues" to get some advice, I trie to hold a nice conversation. It started well but then she got upset because she was in a lot of pain and asked me to leave her alone. I left but when she blew up she said: "YOU KEEP COMPLAINING LIKE YOU'RE THE ONLY GIRL GOING THROUGH THIS! ITS RIDICULOUS!"

    Another thing she yelled at ME for was that my older sister went out with not telling my mom and how she made my mom wait in a car earlier today for almost 45 minutes past when she said she would be ready to be picked up.

    She also yelled at me about not asking her if she needs anything. But numerous times since being in discomfort, she has said just leave me alone!

    So I don't know what to do anymore! I want her to get better, but nobody's helping! I'm trying o be a good girl, but I keep getting in trouble! I want to talk to her and calm her down but she always just gets upset! I've NEVER seen her down like this. I've NEVER seen her discouraged like this. I've NEVER seen her mad like this.

    My summer is almost over and we didn't get to do all the things we planened to do together. I don't know what to do anymore.

    Nothing that I can think of works. Like, trying to just be in the same room as her and me doing my own thing. But she gets frusterated because she needs to study for her work.

    She seems like she's only getting worse.

    I cry every night and haven't gotten more than 4 hours of sleep (THE MOST) each night for almost 2 weeks now.

    How can I help her!?

    How can I make her pleased with me!?

    How can I stay out of ehr way, but at the same time help her!?

    When I need something from her, how can I ask without being bothersome?

    AND ANY OTHER ADVICE! *in tears* PLEASE!
    sorry for spelling mistakes, i am in a rush for help and am not thinking straight. I can't go back now to fix them so please try to bare with it.

    oh, and sorry for the length of it I didn't realize how many problems I had.

    Also, I am suffering from anxiety and partial depression but can't tell my mom because she already has too much on her shoulders. Advice for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Communication is always the most important thing. If you can't get through to her, what you should do it saying something like "Mom, I don't know what to do, I'd like to help you around the house and make your life less stressful-- if you'd just tell me some things I can do to make things easier, I'd do them." Also, if you have questions about female issues, you obviously have the internet so you can ask there instead of her.

      Also, keep in mind. Your mother is in pain. She doesn't want to be angry, she probably recognizes how she's acting-- she doesn't want to act that way, but pain does that to people. So don't pay much attention to her outbursts-- she's taking her pain out on you, so don't take it to heart.

      But really-- just be as clear as possible. "Mom, I want to help you, what can I do?" And make sure that if she tells you something, that you ACTUALLY do it.

  47. QUESTION:
    Scratched my right hand; it drew blood; little bumps appeared. Is it allergic reaction? I used neosporin.?
    I've recently changed to another hormonal option. I was on promensil-Menopause now I use a progesterone cream and natural vitamin therapy by Women's Wellness Clinic (founder Christiane Northrup). I am waiting for results to see if this will handle by bodies changes (loss of hair, etc.).

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely, but you should check up with your doctor or a medical center just to safe.

  48. QUESTION:
    PCOS, Birth control and 4 daily vitamins making me lose weight!?
    Less than a month ago, I was put on LoSeasonique (low dose). The doctor hesitantly diagnosed me with PCOS - I had 12 follicles on one ovary, hadn't had a period in 3 months, but those were the only symptoms - no other PCOS symptoms (hair growth, etc). I am slightly overweight, 5'6.5'' and 175ish pounds. 21 years old.

    I started taking the bc pill, along with fish oil, super b complex, flax seed oil, and a multivitamin every day.

    I haven't changed my diet much really - less carbs, more almonds and water, etc.

    Weird thing is, I have started a noticeable weight loss as opposed to the expected weight gain. Is this anything I need to be concerned about?

    Also, is running daily a good way for women with pcos to keep weight off?

    Thank you! I'll post more details if you need them

    • ANSWER:
      i have PCOS also, people go on and on about diet which of course is important, but i believe exercisee is even more important, get in the cardio zone most days a week for half an hour, do somestrengthh training. Take really good care of yourself, get into a good habit of being a person who keeps fit and healthy, its the best defense and pcos can get out of control pretty quick, its so hard to lose weight, but not impossible. I know your only 21, so dont rush it, but be aware if you want a family you should plan for one sooner rather than later. (as in don;t wait till your 35 if you can help it)Congratulations on your weight loss, your body wants to be healthy!

  49. QUESTION:
    Vitamin and oil supplement experts help please!?
    hi i am a 17 year male , and i take supplements for acne

    i take code liver oil 120mg with vitamin A D and E

    i take vitamin B complex with all B-vits

    i take a slow release vitamin C 550mg and the vitamin C also comes with 15mg of Zinc

    i have recently started taking evening primrose oil with 10mg of vitamin E (which makes up for the lack of vitamin E in the cod liver oil as it has very low amounts) it also contains 90mg of GLA. i take this to regulate hormones as that is mainly why i have acne.

    i have been on the primrose oil for over a week and i have to say i have had some results, though small its going in the right direction.
    my acne is hormone related and i would say i have moderate to severe acne. what i know is the GLA regulates hormones but can take a long time to take effect with the dosage i am on.
    i have done a lot of research and found that the best results in minimum time are achieved through doses of about 200mg-400mg of GLA. since it is combined with primrose oil i would have to take 5 or 6 capsules daily to attain such a dose but in turn also take 5 or 6 times more primrose oil and vit E ( 5000mg of primrose and 50-60mg of vitamin E ) what i need help with is:

    1. is there a toxicity level for vit E and can taking too much cause any side effects ?

    2. can taking large amounts of primrose oil have any negative side effects on me as a male since it decreases androgens which are a male hormone and this oil is mainly used for women.
    i'm still changing and i wouldn't like to think it would decrease facial hair or any hair loss. i know its a long question but any help would be greatly appreciated
    sorry i forgot to say the cod liver oil also contains DHA & EPA - 85mg's

    • ANSWER:
      (RDA) of vitamin E as 15 mg/d and listed the tolerable upper intake level (UL) of any alpha-tocopherol form as 1000 mg/d. The UL is the upper level that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all people in the general population.

      I would highly suggest for hormone regulation & acne you consider a low carb way of eating. Controlling carbs to <9grams per hour will control insulin.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow testosterone & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle.

  50. QUESTION:
    Am I overly obsessive and a sociopath? Is this "normal"?
    Hello : ) I apologize, this is really long - but I'd love some help.

    (FIRST THING, concerning obsession)
    I was on the subway yesterday and I saw a woman get up out of her seat so another woman may sit down, and she rolled her eyes and acted rudely towards the older lady. But she left something on the seat, maybe a ring or something silver, and the old lady saw it and quickly pocketed it. I was the only one who saw this, and the young woman walked to another seat further down..

    So I sat there thinking "hmm, maybe I should get up and tell the lady to check if anything's missing, but she was pretty rude.." so I sat there a few stops thinking about it, and finally decided as I was getting up for my stop - to warn this woman, though she had headphones on.. I stood in front of her (she was sitting), and waved a little at her so she might remove her earphones. She simply glared up at me angrily - quickly got up, I tried to say something, and tapped her shoulder as she turned away in a haste, and walked away.

    I felt traumatized lol, everyone around me was watching, and some where grinning (like they thought I was trying to hit on her, and failed badly), I had this feeling come over me like something in my throat I couldn't swallow, and my body heated up, and got extremely pissed off and was like that for like 10 minutes on my way home.

    This was yesterday, and I keep thinking about it - replaying the situation in my head, how I should of handled it, asking if I'm not so great looking, or if I look like some idiot who would try and pick up a girl in the subway, it's like I was rejected, and people around me saw it. I know, it's stupid, but I can't get it out of my head..

    Does it sound like it's stressing me out? I worry about hair loss from stress too. I worry about a ton of things involving my looks... that's why this situation probably really bothers me too.
    Ugh, am I extremely obsessive? I don't sit at home shivering from worries, but at times in the day I can't stop thinking about these things I can't change, and my looks.
    I do this for almost every situation, replay it in my head on how it really should have went...

    Would this all lead to stress? (I don't really feel "stressed" all the time, though I'm not sure exactly what feeling stressed means.. just these thoughts can go in circles in my head, and can get cranky in the afternoon sometimes), I even question if I'm a Sociopath, because I constantly think I only do things for the benefit of myself. I steal from stores (try to just steal from big name stores because they won't notice the loss and already have millions like Walmart, so it's nothing to them?), but I stole two leather jackets causse I couldn't decide the one I wanted, but decided to give one to a homeless guy outside Winners, but I was probably thinking "If I give to this man, I'll go to heaven", I don't even truly believe in god, but probably something bigger than us, and obsess about that too. Whenever I do something good for someone, or give money to charity or whatnot, I question if I'm only doing this so that I MAYBE get a better afterlife.. I also have compulsive images of me cutting people or stabbing them, but would never act on anything (and then I question if I'm not acting on them because I was to get a good afterlife for myself, or if I'm doing it for the person).

    What are some opinions on what I should do if this sounds like a big issue? I'm seeing a psychiatrist she ain't helping - I'd rather not do antidepressants because I fear side affects like hair loss and already take seizure and thyroid pill and a bunch of vitamins, my mom was an alcoholic, I was very close to her, and she recently committed suicide, so that probably didn't help. I can't seem to find help..) It sounds like I'll become a serial killer, but I'd never hurt a person or harm an animal.
    BTW I'm 19 years old

    • ANSWER:
      You do sound like you need to talk to someone.. and i suggest you tell your pshychiatrist this.. I mean most people haver crazy images when there upset .. maybe try letting your steam off by taking karate classes or boxing.. put your enegery into something that will help cool your steam

      anyways i think you did the right thing, at least you tried. People were just laughing cause well from there perspective it most likely looked akward.. you should have talked and said "hey miss some lady took your ring" even if it sounds silly im sure it would have gotten her attention then you motioning signs to her and tapping her. I mean she cant read minds right? just take this in and be more confidnet next time and speak up.

      Im sure your attractive, dont worry!

      you sound sweet


Hair Loss Vitamins Reviews

Provillus Hair Loss Treatment Review: Read Before you buy it!

Baldness, thinning hair is one of the most common problems for the men as well as women. According to an estimate almost 85 million Americans are suffering from hair loss. Propecia is widely regarded as the medicine which can fight hair loss and re-grow hair but it comes with huge side effect because it directly interferes with hormone functioning.

Provillus: What it is?

Provillus is the result of intensive research and clinical testing, it is the leader in the natural hair loss treatment market today and it has separate formula for men and women which is highly successful in treating it.

Is provillus Good?

1. Safe, natural and Cheap option: Provillus is the safe, effective as well as cheapest alternative in hair loss products. Other options like hair piece, wigs are very costly whereas hair transplant surgery is very painful as well as it cost in the range of 000.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I love Pantene but....Did any one else notice hair loss?
    I thought I have been taking excellent care of my hair, I take extra hair skin nail vitamins plus biotin and eat healthy and don't color or blowdry(rarely) and never permed my hair. I realize hormones can play a factor but still. My hair has never grown so long but in return I have never lost handfuls of hair either. Including the root. Pantene gives me the best results with unruly curly frizzy hair so I never considered stopping it. However, for the heck of it I typed up Pantene and Hair loss and found alot of mixed reviews. I stopped using it three days ago just to try something else and today for the first time in 8 months I didn't shed a ton of hair. Less than 1/4 of my typical 150 hairs + per day. I don't shed during the day since its is curly and too twisty to fall out on its own, but always do when I comb - with a wide tooth comb. Anyone have similar experience with Pantene or is it coincidence that I improved in 3 shampooing/conditionings?
    I never had a problem the first 3 or so years i have been using it that i remember so maybe my time was up with it and it resulted in too much build up. I never tried clarifying shampoo but noticed my hair is flat on top for the first time ever too, I thought it was from hair loss but hopefully its weighed down from all the conditioning.

    • ANSWER:
      Yea!! I noticed that aswel so I switched shampoo and now my hair doesn't come out.
      It was so weird, I thought I was gonna end up bald or something! Thank god it happened to someone else!!
      :)

  2. QUESTION:
    Personal experiences from those who've taken vitamins for male pattern baldness?
    Hi, I'd really be interested to know if there are any males out there with baldness that have taken vitamins or natural supplements for hair loss? For example, biotin, inositol, B-complex, Hairtopia, anbd Hair Formula 37 are a few natural supplements out there that claim to regrow hair. Personal reviews seem to show that these make hair thicker, shinier, and faster-growing. I'm wondering if they have helped anyone with MPB? Any successes? Any dissapointments? Any feedback would be great, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry there is no evidence that vitamins are of any use.It is a combination of genetics and testosterone. MINOXIDIL has been used with some success but relapses when stopped

  3. QUESTION:
    vegetarian hair loss?
    ive not ate meat in 20 years.. im 28.

    My doctors say my protein, omega 3 and vitamin levels are fine.

    whats causing the hair loss? I do have a stressful job and 2 children to care for and lately it has been a rough time for me.
    My hair was always really thick but its breaking of in clumps. Help anyone?
    I bleached it blonde yesterday, this is me.
    http://www.folica.com/images/reviews/8/2498-Juli_Farr.jpg
    please star I need as much help as I can get.
    you can see how thin it is on top of my head. no nasty comments please I am very sensitive!
    KATIE's answer made me upset, why be so mean? I was only asking....:'(

    • ANSWER:
      The same thing happened to me when i was stressed out, but i was also bulimic at the time. It could be because of the bleach, but mine was because I wasn't eating enough. When my mom had thyroid cancer, she had a lot of her hair fall out. Good luck girl.
      ps-you're so pretty! i don't notice that it's thin on top of your head.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have a question about hair growth. Does Mira hair oil work also?
    Ok, well I used to not eat hardly anything for about 5 months. But for two months I have been eating really good 3 meals a day, and lots of other stuff. But, I used to have pretty thick hair. I've lost quite a bit of it. it's not like super thin, but it makes me upset, even cry a few times. I have to be sooo careful in order for it to not fall out a lot. I can't scrub my head very hard in the shower or accidentally pull on it. I don't put it in a pony tail and I have to sleep on it a certain way so it doesn't pull out! Its so hard to be this careful! I take vitamins and eat protein every day. And my mom also says eating jello will help it, so I will do that. Anyways, I want it to stop falliong out soooo much! I want my thick hair back and I want to stop being upset over it! When i brush it if its wet ( ik you're not supposed to, but I have to.) My doctor told me to get plenty of iron every day and take vitamins and eat fruits and veggies and I should see a difference in about two months or so. Also she said that I will notice my hair getting thicker over the course of the year. I'm 13 btw. Ok so, I have some vitamins that a lot of people have reccomended. Which ones should I take? Iron supplements, Prenatal, Biotin, and Hair and skin. So which ones should I take, or can I take them all the time ore is that dangerous? If these will not work, tell me what will! ALso, I found mira hair oil. I have read many reviews all over saying it works, but I just don't know. I can't tell if they have made people go out and answer yahoo questions and write these articles and make youtube vids where the comments are disabled! Please tell me if this will stop the hair loss! Also, I have been really badly wanting to grow my hair out to the end of my shoulder bones. Now it is too my collar bones. Will it work to make my hair grow faster? Thansk guys, and I want people with experience with these products!

    • ANSWER:
      It does work. Mira hair oil works if you use it consistently. What Mira hair oil is nothing new. It is ayurveda and that is an Indian medicinal formula. Use din India a long time ago to encourage hair regrowth
      It's what I use to grow healthy hair. It’s a herbal oil that helps hair grow...seriously try it you will be surprised. Now you won't grow like 6 inches of hair in a week or something crazy like that but I have found that my hair grew a lot faster than normal when I used Mira hair oil. Plus I got so many little new baby hairs in places I had when I lost hair Mira hair oil makes your hair grow thicker and shiny too....hope this helps you. I have used many hair products like Mira but seriously it is the purest and best (and most expensive) try it it’s just a natural hair oil
      No matter what your hair issue is you will want to keep your hair healthy
      Use a prenatal pill-these will help hair growth
      Use saw palmetto
      Take some biotin
      You will want to eat lots of fruits and vegetables
      You must bare in mind that you will achieve healthy and therefore faster hair growth only if you are healthy.

  5. QUESTION:
    Suggestions on getting healthy hair? or better yet prevent it from falling?
    Hi, I know its been asked, I reviewed the resolved questions, but most of these girls had tendencies of dying their hair, or curling it often, bleach their hair, etc.

    I'm only 23, exercise 3-4 times a week, eat very healthy, drink vitamins, I have NEVER dyed my hair (and don't plan on), I trim my hair every 3 months, I drink water regularly, and ugh! I also DO NOT use curling irons as often as most girls. I also have bought expensive shampoos Joico, Nexus, Sebastian, etc. At most, I style my hair twice a month for a special occasion. I typically put my hair up in a bun or french twist at work since it is so sparse.
    My hair falls out in chunks in the shower every time. I will run my hands through my hair and have all this hair hanging in my hand. Say I skip a day in showering, the accumulation of hair that should have fallen off that day, plus my 2nd day, I have a ball of hair. Literally the size of a baseball.
    I'm not bald no, my hair grows back, but my hair is very sparse/scattered. If I do a pony tail, it is about 3 cm in width. That's barely an INCH! I make my hair look fuller by using clip-in hair extensions.
    I've had this hair loss problem since I was in high school. In middle school I had so much hair it would sometimes hurt to do a ponytail because of how thick and heavy it was.

    I have just bought an oil treatment, but I was wondering if you guys had any more suggestions for me? I'm literally on a mission to get healthy hair because I don't do anything that deserves crappy sparse, dry, hair, that falls off like I'm 60 yrs old. Help! :o )

    • ANSWER:
      You should try Pro Naturals Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment with Heat Protector, it helps strengthen the hair that's prone to breakage, splitting or snapping off, gently smooths the hair, reduces Frizz and helps prevent heat damage, plus leaves hair healthy, shiny and resilient. Check it out at http://www.rylees.ca/pro-naturals-moroccan-oil-hair-treatment-with-heat-protector.html or at http://hairproductspro.com/pro-naturals-moroccan-oil-hair-treatment-with-heat-protector.html . Hope it helps.

  6. QUESTION:
    effectiveness of these weight loss / energy pills?
    looking for people who have either taken these or are within the medical field.

    i'm currently on synthroid and my thyroid levels have evened out with little improvement on my symptoms. i went to gnc yesterday to get hair/skin/nails vitamins (the synthroid was claimed to be damaging to the aforementioned and i've definitely recognized a real decline in all three) and decided to ask about force factor. i heard while it's advertised as a muscle builder, it doesn't actually build muscle but rather burns fat. their workers claimed they never heard of it to do such and brought me this: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3959234#pr-header-3959234 'oxyelite pro'. they mentioned other coworkers had extreme weight loss and energy results with it personally and from people who'd tried the free samples (which they didn't have anymore). the person helping me mentioned that she took these: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4190908#pr-header-4190908 "woman's ultra mega active" and said the weight loss and energy weren't as intense, but still occurred and it was a healthier mix. the only person who really posted that they had weight loss on these claimed they're (according to reviews) taking these, another diet pill, and going to the gym 5x weekly so i wonder what these would do without that. although i do go to a gym at least weekly and don't eat all too horribly but am not currently on a strict diet. i went with the latter for now and took all 7 pills in the pack this morning (which is a really annoying process as opposed to just one a day in the "oxyelite". while my stomach recently (past 6 months, since being on synthroid) has become weaker and acid reflux symptoms aren't uncommon for myself, i haven't encountered any of the stomach issues other's mentioned in the reviews yet, but i don't have any fantastic amount of energy, either. neither of the two claim there's adverse affects with thyroid conditions nor did my endocrinologist mention i couldn't take something prior when i asked during my last appointment. i'm wondering if anyone's taken either of the two or has advise on the situation. i am looking for energy and weight loss. i'm also prone to anxiety problems but surprisingly have never experienced any from caffeine or diet pills before. uninterested in obvious answers such as diet and exercise, i'm aware of the concept. more so medical or personal advice on first hand results or what might work best for me personally with the listed information. i plan on continuing these for at least a week or two before making a decision as gnc claimed even if the product was depleted completely, it's still refundable if it doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Should I use Nioxin??
    I am a 20 year old female who has considered using this product. I had a very neagtive experience with hair extensions a little less than a year ago and my hair is slowly recovering. I have been taking futurbiotics hair, skin and nail supplements as well as Hairtopia vitamins. My hair is noticably thicker than after the extensions were removed. During the summer, I saw a dermatologist who specialized in hair loss. He told me that I did not have any bald spots and that all of my hair would grow back. He said I am young and healthy and do not have anything to worry about. I do see progress but I have been reading about Nioxin shampoo. It does seem to get good results but I am also constantly reading reviews where people say that it increased their shedding for a transient time period. I also see that most people who use it use it because their hair is actually thinning. Fortunately, I do not have that problem.Is it worth it to try this or should I stick to other thickening products?

    • ANSWER:
      Nioxin makes formulas for thin hair, coarse hair, chemically processed hair, and noticably thinning hair, in eight different combos.
      I started using it about 2 years after i finished chemo - got tired of waiting for more hair!
      I have been using it since April, and it worked well for me! Even my hairdresser remarked about it! [ same hairdresser that cried when we cut off all my hair, and buzzed it for chemo, so i could donate it! ]
      A little goes a long way, so I am on finishing the same large bottle I started with.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is the cambridge diet worth it?
    basically, i have a friend who with me, wants to loose weight. I want to loose more than she does, with my goal at 4 stone, hers at 2-3. We both planned on doing it the old fashioned way; calorie counting, healthier food, and lots of exercise. However, she has now decided to start the Cambridge diet. I myself don't like the idea of substituting shakes for meals,as I have been used to good food since my mum was once a chef, and I love trying new foods in the kitchen. She said she'd like to give the diet a go. I then researched reviews, and there are plenty of reviews on people who have only been on it a month, and say its wonderful etc. however, there are a few available that say how its a short term thing, as they started gaining weight as soon as they resumed eating regular food. others say well its a lifestyle change so they keep taking the shakes etc. But some have said how it has horrid side effects, such as hair loss, nausea, dizziness, fatigue.
    I just want peoples opinions on the diet, even success stories/ stories of what may have gone wrong. I fully understand how it works having studied A- level Biology, I understand it sending the body into ketosis. I don't understand how even if you do get vitamins, how its healthy to survive on 500 odd calories a day. I worked out she'd be under eating by as much as 5 days a week. I'm just concerned. I myself cannot really be swayed to start it myself, as I'd rather spend a long time gradually loosing weight, easing myself into a new way of living through trying new foods, new recipes and just enjoying my diet and exercise, as that's the only way I think I'll stay committed.
    Any replies will be greatly appreciated! Thanks :D
    apologies everyone for my poor spelling :P I'm a little dyslexic

    • ANSWER:
      Any diet where you only have 500 calories a day is not good. Your way is much better.

      BTW it is LOSE and LOSING not loose or loosing

      Good luck and thank you for being sensible about your weight loss.


Hair Loss Vitamins And Minerals

Some common myths have arisen concerning hair loss. Because of medical advancements many of these myths are being corrected. For starters, although androgenetic alopecia, pattern baldness, is genetic and can be hereditary, it is not passed down through only your mothers side of the family. Either side of the family can pass down the genetic disposition toward baldness. Also, contrary to old family tales, wearing hats does not cause baldness either.

Most common hair loss comes under what has been commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Although referred to as MPB, females also suffer from MPB, so it is better to call MPB androgenetic alopecia.

Although hair loss is not life threatening, it is an indication of your internal health and it can cause you serious problems with an image and self-confidence. There has been no absolute cure found for hair loss, and many factors of hair loss are hereditary, however there are several preventative measures you can take to maintain healthy hair and scalp.

Diet, Nutrition and Hair Loss

Keeping your body healthy reflects on the health of your hair. If your lifestyle is not healthy, it will eventually reflect on your head. You will start to lose your hair and fulfill your genetic coding. To keep healthy, as a reminder, you need to eat in the proper fashion, exercise, and stay away from any kind of drugs both medical and recreational.

To define what a healthy diet is, to preventing hair loss, can be individual and quite complex. But the main vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you need to take or eat to maintain healthy hair are:

* vitamin A

* all B vitamins-particularly vitamins B-6 and B-12, folic acid, biotin

* vitamin C

* vitamin E

* copper, iron, zinc, iodine, silica

* essential fatty acids

* protein

* four - 6 glass of water.

The best way for you to maintain a healthy vitamin and mineral intake is a good diet. Vitamins and minerals are abundant in raw fruits and vegetables. Eat them in the morning or as in between meal snacks. A good mineral supplement would be an electrolyte liquid mineral product.

It is not necessary or advisable to go out and buy a bunch of over-the-counter vitamin supplements in order to achieve your suggested nutritional levels. Many over-the-counter vitamins are chemically processed and are not completely absorbed.

It is also easy to overdose yourself with over the counter vitamins, particularly when taking supplements of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, causing toxicity and adverse reactions. The likelihood of doing this is far less with food therefore it is always best to obtain the bulk of your vitamin and mineral requirements from whole organic raw foods.

Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist. He is the author of Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoid, and Fatty Acid ebooks. For information on constipation and other remedy ebooks go to: For more information on hair loss go to: http://www.hair-loss-remedies.for--you.info

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